Lansing Housing Commission
310 Seymour Avenue
Lansing, Ingham County, MI


Section 8 Waiting List Status: Closed

Affordable Housing Online is tracking the status of the Lansing Housing Commission Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List. This is what we know as of our most recent update on June 2nd, 2016.

Please note: The Lansing Housing Commission covers the Cities of Dewitt, East Lansing, Grand Ledge, Haslett, Holt, Lansing, Okemos, and Wiliiamston, MI.

The Lansing Housing Commission (LHC) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently closed. It was last open for six days from May 2016 until June 2016, and prior to that for more than one week from June 2015 until July 2015.

To apply during the opening period, applicants were required to complete the online pre-application. Households with duplicate applications were disqualified.

No preferences were identified.

450 applicants were placed on the waiting list by random lottery.

Applicants can check their status on the waiting list online here after June 10, 2016.

Important note: Applicants who have been placed on the waiting list must inform the housing authority immediately if your application information changes (such as contact information, income, and household members). In the case that the office sends a notice that does not get returned, or if application information is out of date, your name may be terminated from the waiting list.

Persons on the waiting list can update application information by contacting the LHC office.

For more information, visit the LHC website, or call the office at (517) 487-6550.

Did you know that you can apply for Section 8 anywhere in the country? If your local Section 8 waiting list is closed, you can apply to programs elsewhere. See all open waiting lists across the country on our Waiting Lists page.

Public Housing Waiting List Status

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

The Lansing Housing Commission (LHC) is not accepting Public Housing waiting list pre-applications at this time.

Assisted Unit Distribution What is Housing Assistance?

The Lansing Housing Commission administers both a public housing and Section 8 housing voucher program. The housing authority owns and manages 10 projects which contain 934 affordable rental units. It also administers 1,785 Section 8 housing vouchers.

According to HUD, Lansing Housing Commission is determined to be a Medium High public housing authority, meaning it manages between 500 - 1,249 public housing units. Also according to the Department of Housing and Urban Development, the housing authority is designated as Large, meaning it administers 1,250 - 9,999 Section 8 vouchers.

Comparing the housing assistance distribution of Lansing Housing Commission between Public Housing Units (34%) and Section 8 Housing Vouchers (66%) to that of all housing authorities in Michigan, Lansing 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 (, 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, Lansing Housing Commission scored an average of 88 points as of the last set of publicly available data. The housing authority had a high score of 100 in 2009 and a low score of 64 in 2004. The average SEMAP Score for Housing Authorities in Michigan is 74.81.

Lansing 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 (, 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 Lansing Housing Commission.

Year Date Approved Plan PDF Document
2011 6/15/11 Plan
2010 7/29/10 Plan
2009 6/30/09 Plan
2008 6/27/08 Plan
2007 6/15/07 Plan
2006 6/6/06 Plan
2005 8/12/05 Plan
2004 12/9/04 Plan
2003 6/26/03 Plan
2002 9/5/02 Plan
2001 10/10/01 Plan
2000 9/25/00 Plan