32150 Dorsey Street
Westland, MI 48186-4755
Monday through Friday
The Housing & Community Development Department offers several programs to Westland residents and homeowners.
For all information, call (734) 595-0288.
Open Housing Voucher Waiting Lists: Veterans Supportive Housing, Assisted Living, Westgate Towers
Community Development Programs
Homebuyer Assistance Program– The City of Westland Homebuyer Assistance Program provides down payment and/or closing cost assistance in the maximum amount of $5,000 for homes built prior to 2000 and $10,000 for homes built since 2000. In order to participate, families must meet Federal income guidelines, based on 80% of Detroit median income as determined by HUD income limits, adjusted by family size. Families must purchase a home in the City of Westland, with a maximum purchase price of $152,000. The Homebuyer must be low/moderate income at the time the household initially occupies the unit, or at the time HOME funds are invested, whichever is later. There is a liquid asset limit of $10,000 per household. Applicants must qualify for conventional mortgage financing. If the homebuyer sells the property during the term of affordability, the homebuyer must fully repay the down payment assistance (no pro-ration or deduction) to the City of Westland. Applicants must apply for assistance through National FAITH Homebuyers by calling 313-255-9500.
Emergency Home Rehabilitation– Emergency rehabilitation deferred loans are available for low and moderate income homeowners to make limited repairs of hazardous housing conditions that may jeopardize the health or safety of the family. Examples of emergency conditions include, but are not limited to, repair or replacement of fuse panel, electrical service, furnace, hot water heater, water break, roof leak, sewer back up, or basement flooding. In order to participate, homeowners must meet Federal income guidelines, as determined by HUD income limits, adjusted by family size.
General Home Rehabilitation– General rehabilitation deferred loans are available to low and moderate income residents wishing to have their homes meet local building codes. Homeowners may apply for a one-time general rehabilitation project. Repairs may include electrical, plumbing/heating, and structural items such as roofs, doors, windows and energy conservation. In order to participate, homeowners must meet Federal income guidelines, as determined by HUD income limits, adjusted by family size.
Jefferson Barnes Community Vitality Center Activities
Commodities Distribution– Food Commodities distribution is held at the Jefferson Barnes Community Vitality Center for income qualified Westland residents living north of Michigan Avenue, usually on the third Thursday of each month. To qualify, the residents must meet the following guidelines: 130% of Federal Poverty Income Guidelines for those under 60 years of age and 160% of Federal Poverty Income Guidelines for those 60 years of age and older. Surplus commodities are distributed to residents living south of Michigan Avenue on the third Monday of each month at St. James United Methodist Church at 30055 Annapolis between Henry Ruff and Middlebelt Roads. Qualified residents of Greenwood Villa may pick up commodities at Greenwood Villa. Qualified residents of Taylor Towers may pick up commodities at Taylor Towers on the third Wednesday of each month. For further information, call the Commodities Hotline at (734) 595-0366.
Jefferson Barnes Rental Information– The Jefferson Barnes Community Vitality Center is available for rental to community groups and private individuals. The Jefferson Barnes Community Vitality Center accommodates gatherings up to 100 people (seating for 80). Kitchen facilities are available.
Rental Rates are:
Security Deposit: $40.00
All fees must be paid at the Jefferson Barnes Community Vitality Center at least five days prior to the event.