Big Rapids Housing Commission
9 Parkview Village
Big Rapids , Mecosta County , MI


Waiting List Status:

The Section 8 and Public Housing programs administered by this housing authority are often over subscribed requiring the use of a waiting list. The waiting list would typically only open for brief periods. To find out of the waiting list is open or when it may open, please contact the housing authority directly.

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Assisted Unit Distribution What is Housing Assistance?

The Big Rapids Housing Commission administers a public housing program. The housing authority owns and manages 2 projects which contain 287 affordable rental units.

According to HUD, Big Rapids Housing Commission is determined to be a Medium Low public housing authority, meaning it manages between 250 - 499 public housing units.

Big Rapids Housing Commission is among the 47% of Michigan housing authorities that only offer public housing. Section 8 assistance in its target area is administered by another nearby housing authority.

Source United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (, 2014)

Latest Public Housing Inspection Scores What are REAC Scores?

Every public housing project is inspected every one to three years by HUD.

Big Rapids Housing Commission manages 2 rental properties which have an average inspection score of 93. The scores for properties managed by Big Rapids Housing Commission range from a high of 94 to a low of 92.

The highest scoring property in the Big Rapids Housing Commission portfolio is Parkview Village and the lowest scoring property is Evergreen Village.

To be a passing score a public housing property must have a score of 60 or more. 100% of properties managed by Big Rapids Housing Commission have a passing score.

Source United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (, 2014)

Housing Authority Annual and 5 Year Plans

Public housing agencies, also called public housing authorities, which receive funding from HUD, are required to submit and receive approval from the US Department of Housing and Urban Development of both an Annual Plan and a 5 Year Plan. These plans establish each housing authority’s policies, strategies, programs and operations for meeting the housing needs of persons within their target area.

The housing authority plans include specific details about the cost of renovations to real estate (also known as capital improvements), changes to Section 8 HCV policies, planned redevelopment of public housing projects and other major administrative changes.

Following are the HUD-approved public housing agency plans for Big Rapids Housing Commission.

Year Date Approved Plan PDF Document
2010 4/15/10 Plan
2008 2/14/08 Plan
2007 3/6/07 Plan
2006 4/5/06 Plan
2005 4/5/05 Plan
2004 7/15/04 Plan
2003 5/16/03 Plan
2002 5/9/02 Plan
2001 3/13/01 Plan
2000 8/17/00 Plan


Public Housing Projects


Public Housing Units

Medium Low (250 - 499)

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Section 8 Size


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