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

906-875-6060 http://ichousing.org/

Section 8 Waiting List Status: Open Indefinitely

Affordable Housing Online is tracking the status of the Iron County Housing Commission Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List. This is what we know as of our most recent update on August 4th, 2015.

The Iron County Housing Commission (ICHC) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently open. This waiting list is open indefinitely.

Iron County, MI is about 70 miles southwest of Marquette, MI.

Please note: There are currently no persons on the waiting list, and vouchers are available for qualified applicants. As of August 4, 2015, there are 30 vouchers available.

There are two ways to apply:
  1. Visit the ICHC office to pick up a pre-application, located at 210 N 3rd St., Crystal Falls MI, 49920, during normal office hours.
  2. Download the online pre-application here, then print and complete.
Once the pre-application has been completed, it can be mailed or hand delivered to the address listed above.

Be sure to include copies of these documents with the pre-application: Social Security Cards, birth certificates, and photo IDs for all adult household members.

The ICHC does not have a preference. 

Qualified applicants will be placed on the waiting list by the date and time the application is received.

For more information, visit the ICHC website, or call the ICHC office at (906) 875-6060 during normal office hours.

Public Housing Waiting List Status : Open

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

The Iron County Housing Commission (ICHC) is currently accepting Public Housing waiting list pre-applications for families and senior/disabled individuals.


Please note: There is currently no waiting list and apartments are available.

The ICHC offers once Public Housing community with 123 units for families and senior/disabled individuals.

There are two ways to apply:
1. Visit the ICHC to pick up a pre-application, located at210 N. 3rd St., Crystal Falls MI, 49920, during normal office hours.
2. Download a pre-application here, then print and complete.

Once the application has been completed, it can be mailed or hand delivered to the address listed above.

Be sure to include copies of these documents with the pre-application: Social Security Cards, birth certificates, and photo IDs for all adult household members.

The ICHC does not have a preference. 

Qualified applicants will be placed on the waiting list by the date and time the application is received.

More information can be found by visiting the ICHC website, or by calling (906) 875-6060 during normal office hours.

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 as of the last set of publicly available data. 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)

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