Big Rapids Housing Commission
9 Parkview Village
Public Housing Waiting List Status
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:
- 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.
- 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
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 (hud.gov, 2014)
Public housing authorities provide several affordable housing assistance programs to renters and sometimes homeowners. Most of these programs are funded by the Federal government through the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).
The two primary housing programs administered by housing authorities are the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program and the Low Rent Housing Program, also known as Public Housing.
Section 8 vouchers provide a rental subsidy to renters that absorbs housing costs that exceed 30% of their income. Renters can use the voucher to rent private housing in apartment communities or privately owned homes. The rent is capped based on a Payment Standard that is determined by the housing authority based on market rents in the target area. Section 8 assistance is very limited across the country and typically waiting lists for the assistance can stretch out for a decade.
Public housing is rental housing owned and managed by housing authorities. Renters pay only 30% of their adjusted income. Typically, public housing consists of apartment developments but sometimes can be scattered single family homes in some suburban or rural housing authorities. Public housing was the first form of affordable housing provided to low income Americans. It is one of the oldest housing assistance programs in the country.
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.
||Plan PDF Document