Michigan Public Housing Waiting Lists

Housing Authority Wait List
Detroit Housing CommissionOpen
Dearborn Housing CommissionOpen
Hamtramck Housing CommissionOpen
Pontiac Housing CommissionOpen
Saginaw Housing CommissionOpen
Ecorse Housing CommissionNot Open
River Rouge Housing CommissionNot Open
Flint Housing CommissionOpen
Monroe Housing CommissionNot Open
South Lyon Housing CommissionNot Open
Alpena Housing CommissionOpen
Bay City Housing CommissionOpen
Ypsilanti Housing CommissionNot Open
Inkster Housing CommissionOpen
Mount Clemens Housing CommissionOpen
Wayne Housing CommissionOpen
Royal Oak Township Housing CommissionNot Open
Roseville Housing CommissionOpen
Port Huron Housing CommissionOpen
Clinton Township Housing CommissionNot Open
Eastpointe Housing CommissionOpen
Plymouth Housing CommissionOpen
Melvindale Housing CommissionOpen
Lincoln Park Housing CommissionOpen
Saint Clair Housing CommissionNot Open
Allen Park Housing CommissionOpen
Livonia Housing CommissionNot Open
St Clair Shores Housing CommissionOpen
Ann Arbor Housing CommissionNot Open
Romulus Housing CommissionOpen
Rogers City Housing CommissionOpen
Rockwood Housing CommissionOpen
Taylor Housing CommissionOpen
Gladwin City Housing CommissionOpen
Ferndale Housing CommissionOpen
Luna Pier Housing CommissionOpen
Lapeer Housing CommissionNot Open
East Tawas Housing CommissionOpen
Highland Park Housing CommissionOpen
Algonac Housing CommissionOpen
Dundee Housing CommissionOpen
Bedford Township Housing CommissionOpen
Sterling Heights Housing CommissionNot Open
Marysville Housing CommissionNot Open
Bay County Housing DepartmentOpen
New Haven Housing CommissionOpen
Caseville Housing CommissionOpen
Benton Harbor Housing CommissionNot Open
Bessemer Housing CommissionOpen
Iron Mountain Housing CommissionOpen
Albion Housing CommissionOpen
Wakefield Housing CommissionOpen
Bronson Housing CommissionOpen
Ironwood Housing CommissionOpen
Baraga Housing CommissionOpen
Reed City Housing CommissionOpen
Greenville Housing CommissionNot Open
Belding Housing CommissionOpen
Cheboygan Housing CommissionNot Open
Muskegon Heights Housing CommissionOpen
Benton Township Housing CommissionOpen
Battle Creek Housing CommissionOpen
Sault Ste Marie Housing CommissionOpen
Jackson Housing CommissionOpen
Big Rapids Housing CommissionOpen
Ontonagon Housing CommissionOpen
Saint Joseph Housing CommissionOpen
Grayling Housing CommissionOpen
Manistique Housing CommissionOpen
Baldwin Housing CommissionOpen
Laurium Housing CommissionNot Open
Coldwater Housing CommissionOpen
Calumet Housing CommissionOpen
Lansing Housing CommissionNot Open
Cadillac Housing CommissionOpen
Saint Louis Housing CommissionOpen
Hancock Housing CommissionOpen
Muskegon Housing CommissionOpen
Negaunee Housing CommissionOpen
Sturgis Housing CommissionNot Open
Marquette Housing CommissionOpen
Grand Rapids Housing CommissionOpen
Mount Pleasant Housing CommissionOpen
Niles Housing CommissionNot Open
Gladstone Housing CommissionOpen
Manistee Housing CommissionOpen
Traverse City Housing CommissionOpen
South Haven Housing CommissionNot Open
Escanaba Housing CommissionOpen
Boyne City Housing CommissionOpen
Menominee Housing CommissionOpen
Paw Paw Housing CommissionOpen
Iron River Housing CommissionNot Open
Kingsford Housing CommissionOpen
Rockford Housing CommissionOpen
Munising Housing CommissionNot Open
Ishpeming Housing CommissionOpen
Hillsdale Housing CommissionOpen
Lake Linden Housing CommissionNot Open
Houghton Housing CommissionOpen
L'Anse Housing CommissionNot Open
Evart Housing CommissionOpen
Wyoming Housing CommissionOpen
Elk Rapids Housing CommissionOpen
Ionia Housing CommissionOpen
East Jordan Housing CommissionOpen
Iron County Housing CommissionOpen
Dowagiac Housing CommissionOpen
Alma Housing CommissionOpen
Saranac Housing CommissionOpen
Mackinac County Housing CommissionNot Open
Potterville Housing CommissionOpen
Ingham County Housing CommissionOpen
Schoolcraft County Housing CommissionNot Open
Bangor Housing CommissionOpen
Charlevoix Housing CommissionNot Open
Middleville Housing CommissionNot Open
Montcalm Housing CommissionOpen
Rapid River Housing CommissionNot Open
Covert Public Housing CommissionOpen
Hermansville Housing CommissionNot Open
Bath Charter Township Housing CommissionOpen

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About Public Housing

Public housing is the oldest form of Federally assisted housing dating back to Roosevelt's New Deal in the late 1930's. Though the average citizen commonly refers to any government assisted housing as “public housing”, Public Housing is just one Federal housing program among many.

The Public Housing program is managed at the National level by the Department of Housing and Urban Development. The Federal subsidies provided under the program provide for the development and construction of the housing and the ongoing operations. Any resident in a Public Housing unit has a rent that is determined by their income. The Federal operating subsidy for each property offsets the portion of a resident's rent that is above what they can afford.

Public Housing communities are owned and operated locally by Public Housing Authorities (PHA). There are currently 9,666 Public Housing communities in the United States containing 1,170,246 rental units. These properties are operated by 3,136 different Public Housing Authorities across America.

In Michigan, 122 Public Housing Authorities operate 23,544 public housing rental units in 246 apartment buildings or communities.

Often, Public Housing is oversubscribed and there aren't enough apartments to serve every low income renter in need. In these cases, a PHA will create a public housing waiting list. Interested renters apply to the housing authority that manages the public housing apartment property they are interested in living in. The renters name is placed on a waiting list and when the next rent subsidized public housing unit comes available, the property manager will select the first name on the waiting list.

In Michigan, out of 122 housing authorities that operate at least one Public Housing complex, 31 housing authorities do not have even one public housing waiting list open and 91 have at least one of their public housing waiting lists open.