Iron County Housing Commission
210 N 3rd Street, Crystal Falls, Michigan 49920

906-875-6060

Assisted Unit Distribution What is Housing Assistance?

The Iron County Housing Commission administers both a public housing and Section 8 housing voucher program. The housing authority owns and manages 1 projects which contain 123 affordable rental units. It also administers 169 Section 8 housing vouchers.

According to HUD, Iron County Housing Commission is determined to be a Small public housing authority, meaning it manages between 50 - 249 public housing units. Also according to the Department of Housing and Urban Development, the housing authority is designated as Small, meaning it administers 50 - 249 Section 8 vouchers.

Comparing the housing assistance distribution of Iron County Housing Commission between Public Housing Units (42%) and Section 8 Housing Vouchers (58%) to that of all housing authorities in Michigan, Iron County Housing Commission has a larger proportion of public housing units than the average housing authority. The housing authority’s proportion of Section 8 vouchers under management is larger than the average housing authority in Michigan.

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

SEMAP Performance What are SEMAP Scores?

Each year HUD reviews and scores the housing authority’s Section 8 program management based on 14 different criteria. This score is a reflection of how well the housing authority manages the Section 8 waiting list, the physical quality of housing assisted with Section 8 and the financial management of the program.

From 2001 to 2009, Iron County Housing Commission scored an average of 96 points. The housing authority had a high score of 100 in 2005 and a low score of 92 in 2002. The average SEMAP Score for Housing Authorities in Michigan is 74.81.

Iron County Housing Commission has an average score that is more than the average Michigan housing authority. Higher SEMAP scores indicate more effective financial management, a smoother waiting list process and higher quality physical conditions at assisted properties.

Source President's Open Government Directive (hud.gov/offices/pih/, 2012)

Latest Public Housing Inspection Scores What are REAC Scores?

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

Iron County Housing Commission manages 1 rental properties which have an average inspection score of 97. The scores for properties managed by Iron County Housing Commission range from a high of 97 to a low of 97.

Iron County Housing Commission manages one rental property which has an inspection score of 97. To be a passing score, a public housing property must have a score of 60 or more. Pleasant Valley Apartments has a passing score.
Source United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (data.gov, 2014)

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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Public Housing Projects

123

Public Housing Units

169

Section 8 Vouchers

Small (50 - 249)

Public Housing Size

Small (50 - 249)

Section 8 Size

Combined

Program Type