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

906-875-6060

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 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 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)

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 Iron County Housing Commission.

Year Date Approved Plan PDF Document
2010 9/24/10 Plan
2009 6/9/10 Plan
2008 7/28/08 Plan
2007 7/6/07 Plan
2006 7/26/06 Plan
2005 10/17/05 Plan
2004 1/13/05 Plan
2003 5/6/03 Plan
2002 6/25/02 Plan
2001 9/6/01 Plan
2000 2/16/01 Plan

Affordable Apartments in Crystal Falls from ApartmentSmart

1

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

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