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


Public Housing Waiting List Status : Open

Affordable Housing Online is tracking the status of the Big Rapids Housing Commission Public Housing Waiting Lists. This is what we know as of our most recent update August 7th, 2015.

The Big Rapids Housing Commission (BRHC)  is currently accepting Public Housing waiting list pre-applications for families and senior/disabled individuals.

The BRHC offers two Public Housing communities with 287 units for families and senior/disabled individuals.

There are two ways to apply
  1. Visit the BRHC to pick up a pre-application, located at 9 Parkview Village, Big Rapids, MI 49307, from 8:00 am until 4:30 pm EDT, Monday-Friday.
  2. Download the online pre-application here, then print and complete.
Once thepre- application has been completed, it must be hand delivered to the address listed above from 8:00 am until 4:30 pm, Monday-Friday.

Be sure to include copies of these documents with your application: Birth certificates, Social Security Cards, proof of all income, and photo IDs for all adult household members.

The BRHC has listed the following preferences: Elderly, and disabled.

For more information, call the BRHC office at (231) 796-8689 from 8:00 am until 4:30 pm, Monday-Friday

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)

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