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What is the rent at Allen Terrace?
Click here to view Allen Terrace Rents & Fees 
How many apartments are at Allen Terrace?
Allen Terrace has 98 one-bedroom apartments and 2 two-bedroom apartments. 
Describe the apartments at Allen Terrace.
Each apartment has a complete kitchen, including full-size electric stove and refrigerator; carpet; central air conditioning; individual thermostat; patio or balcony; controlled access entry system; cable TV access; medical emergency pull cords; and walk-in storage closet. The one-bedroom apartments are approximately 625 square feet.

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What services are offered at Allen Terrace?
Allen Terrace offers many services such as: 24-hour emergency maintenance service; weekday lunch program provided by Wayne County Nutrition Services for a $3.00 donation; transportation to shopping, banks, doctors appointments provided by the Northville Senior Center for a nominal charge; monthly activities; library; Beauty Nook; laundromat, and computer lab with internet access. Click here for more information on Services and Amenities.
How long is the waiting list at Allen Terrace?
The length of time spent on the waiting list fluctuates and cannot be precisely predicted. The wait time will depend on many factors including the availability of apartments and the applicant's preference category.  The Northville Housing Commission has the following preference categories:
  • City of Northville residents
  • Former City of Northville residents
  • Parents and grandparents of City of Northville residents
  • City of Northville employees, former City employees, and parents and grandparents of city employees
  • Northville Township residents, including their parents and grandparents
  • All other applicants

Can an application be completed even if the applicant is not interested in moving now?
Yes. Vacancies are filled utilizing the waiting list, so an application must be on file for the applicant to be considered for a vacancy. The Northville Housing Commission currently offers a "will call" status, which allows applicants to place their name on the waiting list but not be notified of vacancies until such time as the applicant is interested in moving. The applicant must alert the Housing Commission if/when they want the "will call" status to be removed, thus allowing the Housing Commission to notify them of a vacancy.
How do I apply for admission to Allen Terrace?
For the complete Admissions Policy, read more here.
To view/print an application for housing at Allen Terrace, click on the link below

Allen Terrace Application
Are there income limits to qualify for Allen Terrace?
The Northville Housing Commission does not establish income limits.
Does the Northville Housing Commission provide assisted living or nursing home services for the elderly?
No. Allen Terrace is an independent living facility and the Northville Housing Commission only manages Allen Terrace.
Is the Housing Choice Voucher Rental Assistance Program (a.k.a Section 8) waiting list open?
The Northville Housing Commission DOES NOT administer the Housing Choice Voucher Rental Assistance Program (a.k.a. Section 8). Other cities in the area that administer this program include Livonia (248-474-4340), Plymouth (734-455-3670, Westland (734-595-0288), and the Michigan State Housing Development Authority (313-256-1465). Please go to the State of Michigan website under Michigan State Housing Development Authority for additional information on the Housing Choice Voucher program.
Does the Northville Housing Commission have government assisted (subsidized) housing?
The Northville Housing Commission manages Allen Terrace, an apartment community for independent senior citizens, age 62 and older. The rent includes heat, electricity, and water.  The Northville Housing Commission does not manage any other government assisted programs or apartments. However, the Northville Housing Commission does accept Housing Choice Voucher Rental Assistance (Section 8) on behalf of its residents. Read more about housing subsidy at the Department of Housing & Urban Development or the Michigan State Housing Development Authority websites.