Traverse City Housing Commission
150 Pine Street
Traverse City, Grand Traverse County, MI

231-922-4915

Waiting List Status: Opening Soon


The Traverse City Housing Commission will open its Section 8 Waiting List on July 7th, 2014 for families with children, elderly and disabled individuals, as well as families who live in, work within or have been hired to work within the TCHC service area. The TCHC service area is comprised of a 50 mile radius of the TCHC Main Office and encompasses Antrim, Benzie, Grand Traverse, Kalkaska, Leelanau and Wexford Counties.

The Traverse City Housing Commission will accept applications ONLINE only and is only accepting 250 applications.

A link will be provided by the Commission at 3:00AM on July 7th, 2014

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Public Housing Projects

136

Public Housing Units

208

Section 8 Vouchers

Small (50 - 249)

Public Housing Size

Small (50 - 249)

Section 8 Size

Combined

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Traverse City Housing Commission
150 Pine Street
Traverse City, Grand Traverse County, MI

231-922-4915

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Assisted Unit Distribution What is Housing Assistance?

The Traverse City Housing Commission administers both a public housing and Section 8 housing voucher program. The housing authority owns and manages 1 projects which contain 136 affordable rental units. It also administers 208 Section 8 housing vouchers.

According to HUD, Traverse City 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 Traverse City Housing Commission between Public Housing Units (40%) and Section 8 Housing Vouchers (60%) to that of all housing authorities in Michigan, Traverse City 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, Traverse City Housing Commission scored an average of 90 points. The housing authority had a high score of 100 in 2007 and a low score of 76 in 2002. The average SEMAP Score for Housing Authorities in Michigan is 74.81.

Traverse City 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.

Traverse City Housing Commission manages one rental property which has an inspection score of 95. To be a passing score, a public housing property must have a score of 60 or more. Riverview Terrace has a passing score.

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