Governor Whitmer signs executive order "Stay Safe; Stay Home" directing all Michiganders to stay home unless they are part of essential infrastructure and for all businesses to suspend in person services unless necessary to sustain or preserve life.  Click here for the Executive Order

In order to help decrease the spread of COVID-19, City of Westland Administrative Offices are closed to the public through May 31, 2020. Please review our online services and department contact emails and phone numbers located on our website.  City staff will still be responding to emails and voicemails as quickly as possible.  There are also two drop boxes located at City Hall for bill payments (no cash please) and document drop offs that will be checked daily.  Thank you for your patience in this unprecedented challenging time and please stay healthy. 


Housing and Community Development

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Joanne Campbell
32150 Dorsey Street
Westland, MI 48186-4755
Phone: 734.713.3711
Fax: 734.595.1680
Hours: 9:00a.m.-5:00p.m.
Monday through Friday



For more information about the Temporary Moratorium on Eviction Filings click here.

In an effort to respond to the immediate needs of Wayne County residents, Wayne Metro is implementing our CARES Relief & Recovery Services. Here is more information.


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.

CDBG/HOME Program Consolidated Plan 2016-2021

CDBG/HOME Annual Plan

CDBG/HOME Consolidated Annual Plan Evaluation Report

Neighborhood Stabilization Program Update - 06/30/18

Homebuyer Assistance Program Brochure

Contractor Information

Minority/Women Owned Businesses Information

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.

Homeowner Rehabilitation Brochure


Jefferson Barns Community Vitality Center Activities

Jefferson Barns Community Vitality Center

Learning Center
Computer Education (Access to Coding, Google Chrome Books and Apps)
Tutoring / Homework Assistance (Supported by certified teachers)
More information: or (517) 974-1117

Monday: 3:00pm - 5:00pm, Tuesday: 4:00pm - 7:00pm, Wednesday: 3:00pm - 5:00pm, Thursday: 4:00am - 7:00pm

Reading Room
The mission of the Jefferson Barns Community Center Reading Room is to connect you to the joy of reading and to enrich lives, build community, and foster success by bringing people, information and ideas together.  The library is open to everyone.  There are no fines for late returns.

Monday: 12:00pm - 4:00pm, Tuesday: 4:30pm - 8:00pm, Wednesday: 12:00pm - 4:00pm, Thursday: 10:00am - 2:00pm, Friday: 12:00pm - 5:00pm, Saturday: 10:00am - 2:00pm 

Commodities Distribution– Food Commodities distribution is held at the Jefferson Barns 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 Barns 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:
Community Groups: $30.00/hour

Citizens: $35.00/hour

Gym: $35.00/hour

Security Deposit: $40.00

All fees must be paid at the Jefferson Barnes Community Vitality Center at least five days prior to the event.

Jefferson Barns Community Vitality Center Facility Use Application


HUD Income Limits - 2019

Detroit-Warren-Livonia, MIHUD Metro FMR Area

FY 2019 Income Limit Area

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Detroit-Warren-Livonia, MIHUD Metro FMR Area


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