Maintenance Emergency? Call: (248) 565-3515.
General Customer Assistance: (248) 547-9500 or

We go beyond "Housing."

We want you to feel at home.

The Ferndale Housing Commission ensures high quality, affordable housing for the families we serve. We want our residents to feel secure and welcome within a diverse and inclusive community. We operate two types of housing programs: low-income public housing within the City of Ferndale, and rental assistance (Section 8) with vouchers that can be used with throughout Wayne, Oakland, and Macomb Counties.


Our waiting lists are currently closed. Other options include:

Check out Community Housing Network, a non-profit organization that assists people with housing.
They also have a housing hotline: (248) 269-1335

Use the State’s MSHDA housing locator to search for housing by geography, affordability and other factors.

Visit “Affordable Housing Online” to sign up for notifications of affordable housing waiting list openings.

Lakeshore Legal Aid may be helpful if you are having problems with a landlord or think you may need legal assistance. They offer free or low-cost legal assistance to seniors and those with low-income.

Senior Housing


Portability is transferring your voucher to other Housing Commissions; this is done by moving outside of the jurisdiction of your current Housing Commission.

Voucher holders are allowed to transfer their vouchers anywhere in the USA.


To Port-Out of Ferndale Housing Commission, contact your Housing Specialist to begin the port process. The Annual Recertification must be current prior to porting. You must provide the following information of the Receiving Housing Authority:

  1. Name of the Portability Officer
  2. Phone, fax, and email of the Portability Officer
  3. Physical Address of the Receiving Housing Authority

Ferndale Housing Commission serves Oakland, Wayne and Macomb Counties.

To Port-In to Ferndale Housing Commission, please email all portability packets:


ATTN: L. Rice – Portability Officer
415 Withington
Ferndale MI. 48220

Ph: (248) 547-9500
Fax: (248) 547-1137

FHC is currently absorbing all port-ins

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