Housing & Community Development


The Department of Housing and Community Development is Westland's public housing agency that helps provide decent and safe rental housing for eligible low-income families, the elderly, and persons with disabilities.

It is located in the Jefferson Barns Community Vitality Center and assists in providing the programs and activities located there. 

The Department of Housing and Community Development manages several federally funded programs including:

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  • Homebuyer Assistance Program
  • Home Rehabilitation
  • Commodities Food Distribution


The Department of Housing and Community Development assists the Westland Housing Commission (WHC) in managing opportunities for residents to receive rental assistance under the Housing Choice Voucher program (commonly known as Section 8).

Consolidated Plan Survey

The City of Westland is preparing the 2021-2026 Consolidated Housing and Community Development Plan. This plan reflects the City’s community development needs and priorities. The Consolidated Plan Survey helps the City determine the strategies and priorities of how the City will invest Community Development Block Grant and HOME Partnership program funds to improve services around the community.

This survey is one of several resources the City of Westland uses to help determine community needs and interests.

This anonymous survey takes approximately 10 minutes to complete.  In addition to the general information collected, there are questions regarding the priority of the main sections of eligible Community Development Block Grant projects. Although the survey is anonymous, the first two questions will help the City of Westland measure how well it gathers diverse public input.

The survey is open from March 1 - April 15, 2021.