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


Section 8 HCV Waiting List Status: Open

The Lansing Housing Commission (LHC) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently open, from June 26, 2015 at 12:00 am, until July 3, 2015 at 11:59 pm.

This application is available online only. The application link can be found at

No paper applications will be accepted.

If an applicant does not have access to the internet, or if they need assistance filling out the application, they can visit one of the many participating locations listed here.

The LHC will place 350 qualified applicants on its waiting list by random lottery.

For more information, please call the LHC office at 517-487-6550, or visit its website at

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)

Latest Public Housing Inspection Scores What are REAC Scores?

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

Lansing Housing Commission manages 5 rental properties which, as of the last set of publicly available data, have an average inspection score of 81. The scores for properties managed by Lansing Housing Commission range from a high of 87 to a low of 74.

The highest scoring property in the Lansing Housing Commission portfolio is South Washington Park and the lowest scoring property is Hildabrandt Park.

To be a passing score a public housing property must have a score of 60 or more. 100% of properties managed by Lansing Housing Commission have a passing score.

Source United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (, 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 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


Public Housing Projects


Public Housing Units


Section 8 Vouchers

Medium High (500 - 1,249)

Public Housing Size

Large (1,250 - 9,999)

Section 8 Size


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