Wyoming Housing Commission
2450 36th Street SW
Wyoming, Kent County, MI

616-534-5471 http://wyomingmi.gov/Housing/Housing.asp

Section 8 Waiting List Status: Closed

Affordable Housing Online is tracking the status of the Wyoming Housing Commission Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List. This is what we know as of our most recent update on November 28th, 2016.

Please note: The Wyoming Housing Commission covers Kent County, MI, and part of Ottawa County, MI.
The Wyoming Housing Commission (WHC) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently closed. It is not known when this waiting list was last open, or when it will reopen.

For more information, visit the WHC website, or call the office at (616) 534-5471.


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 : Open

Affordable Housing Online is tracking the status of the Wyoming Housing Commission Public Housing Waiting Lists. This is what we know as of our most recent update November 28th, 2016.

The Wyoming Housing Commission (WHC) is currently accepting Public Housing waiting list applications, from November 28, 2016 at 12:00 am, until February 2, 2016 at 5:00 pm ET.


Please note: This waiting list has preferences. This means that applicants who qualify for these preferences will receive assistance before applicants who do not. Because of these preferences, applicants who do not qualify may have a longer wait to receive assistance.

To apply, complete the online application here.

The following documentation is required of all members of the household: First and last name, Social Security Number, birth date, gross annual income.

The following documentation is required of the applicant: Address and phone number.


This waiting list has the following preferences: Working, disabled, elderly, families with children.

A confirmation number will be given once the application has been submitted. It is important to keep this confirmation number in a safe, easy to access place.

Applicants will first be selected for waiting list placement by random lottery. Those applicants will then be placed on the waiting list by date and time the application is received, after sorting preferences. Persons placed on the waiting list will be notified by mail.

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 visiting the WHC office, located at 2450 36th Street SW, Wyoming, MI 49519.

For more information, read the WHC public notice, visit the WHC website, or call the office at (616) 534-5471.

Assisted Unit Distribution What is Housing Assistance?

The Wyoming Housing Commission administers both a public housing and Section 8 housing voucher program. The housing authority owns and manages 1 projects which contain 195 affordable rental units. It also administers 1,122 Section 8 housing vouchers.

According to HUD, Wyoming 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 Medium High, meaning it administers 500 - 1,249 Section 8 vouchers.

Comparing the housing assistance distribution of Wyoming Housing Commission between Public Housing Units (15%) and Section 8 Housing Vouchers (85%) to that of all housing authorities in Michigan, Wyoming Housing Commission has a smaller 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, Wyoming Housing Commission scored an average of 79 points as of the last set of publicly available data. The housing authority had a high score of 100 in 2007 and a low score of 0 in 2002. The average SEMAP Score for Housing Authorities in Michigan is 74.81.

Wyoming 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 Wyoming Housing Commission.

Year Date Approved Plan PDF Document
2011 4/11/11 Plan
2010 4/15/10 Plan
2009 2/12/09 Plan
2008 1/25/08 Plan
2007 2/28/07 Plan
2006 2/16/06 Plan
2005 4/25/05 Plan
2004 1/25/05 Plan
2003 9/3/04 Plan
2002 10/17/02 Plan
2001 10/25/02 Plan
2000 1/23/01 Plan