DHC Board Of Commissioners
Under the Michigan Housing Facilities Act, the Detroit Housing Commission is governed by a five member Board of Commissioners (“Board”). At least one of the Board members must be a resident of public or subsidized housing.
In July, 2005, the United States Housing and Urban Development Department (“HUD”) and the City of Detroit, entered into a Cooperative Endeavor Agreement (“CEA”). The CEA relinquished local control of the DHC to HUD so that HUD could assist the DHC in recovering from its status as a "troubled" public housing authority. It required the immediate resignation of all Board members and established a HUD Recovery Administrator as the Board and the day-to-day administrator of the DHC. The CEA contemplates return of local control of the DHC by establishing an Advisory Committee that will work with the HUD Recovery Administrator as it is trained regarding its responsibilities.