About Baldwin Housing Commission

The Baldwin Housing Commission is a Section 8 and Public Housing public housing agency in Baldwin, Michigan.

The Baldwin Housing Commission serves Baldwin.

Baldwin Housing Commission Waiting Lists

Public Housing Waiting List: Open Now

The Baldwin Housing Commission (BHC) is currently accepting Public Housing waiting list pre-applications for families and senior/disabled individuals.

The BHC offers once Public Housing community with 86 units for families and senior/disabled individuals.

There are two ways to apply:
  1. Visit the BHC to pick up a pre-application, located at 105 Fournier Dr., Baldwin, MI 49304, during normal office hours.
  2. Request to have a pre-application mailed to you by calling (231) 745-7441 during normal office hours.
Once the application has been completed, it can be mailed or hand delivered to the address listed above.

Be sure to include copies of these documents with your application: Birth certificates, Social Security Cards, proof of all income, and photo IDs for all adult household members.

The BHC does not have a preference. 

Qualified applicants will be placed on the waiting list by the date and time the application is received.

For more information, call the BHC office at (231) 745-7441 during normal office hours.

Summary

  • What: Baldwin Housing Commission Public Housing Opening
  • How To Apply:
    • In Person Application

Last Updated on 08/07/2015.

Baldwin Housing Commission Section 8 HCV Waiting List : Open Indefinitely

The Baldwin Housing Commission (BHC) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently open. This waiting list is open indefinitely.

Baldwin, MI is about 70 miles north of Grand Rapids, MI.

There are two ways to apply:

  1. Visit the BHC to pick up an application, located at 105 Fournier Dr., Baldwin, MI 49304 during normal office hours.
  2. Request to have an application mailed to you by calling (231) 745-7441 during normal office hours.
Once the application has been completed, it can be mailed or hand delivered to the address listed above.

Be sure to include copies of these documents with your application: Birth certificates, Social Security Cards, proof of all income, and photo IDs for all adult household members.

The BHC does not have a preference. 

Qualified applicants will be placed on the waiting list by the date and time the application is received.

Applicants will receive a confirmation number upon submitting the pre-application. It is important to keep that number in a safe, easy to access place. It will be needed any time when referencing your pre-application with the housing authority.

The BHC expects applicants to wait about a year to receive a voucher.

For more information, call the BHC office at (231) 745-7441 during normal office hours.

Last Updated on 12/08/2015.


About the Baldwin Housing Commission Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of March 31st, 2016 the Baldwin Housing Commission manages 161 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

The following is a summary of the types of vouchers managed and the monthly costs of each:

Standard
Vouchers 161
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $398
Monthly Cost $64,155

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Baldwin Housing Commission

Waiting List and Tenancy

According to the 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households database, the housing authority's voucher program has an annual turnover of 29% having issued approximately 6 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 4 years and 10 months. According to the 2016 PSH database, persons who were issued a voucher in the preceding 12 months waited an average of 37 months on the waiting list1.

Income Characteristics

According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 2.1 persons and has a household income of $9,610 per year. 93% of households were very low income (VLI) and 74% were extremely low income (ELI). 26% of households had wages as a major source of income, 2% of households had welfare (TANF, General Assistance or Public Assistance) as their primary source of income, and 58% of households had other income (Social Security, Disability or Pension) as their major source of income.

Heads of Household Characteristics

12% of households were headed by a person 24 years old or less, 53% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 24% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 11% were headed by a person 62 years old or older. In addition, -1% of households were headed by a person 85 years old or older.

46% of households included children, 7% of which had two adults in the household. 40% of households with children have a female head of household. 73% of all households were headed by a female.

45% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 45% of all heads of households being Black and -1% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Baldwin Housing Commission Housing Choice Voucher program, 22% include at least one person with a disability. 37% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 67% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

24% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 48% with 2 bedrooms and 28% with 3 or more bedrooms. 29% of voucher recipients are considered overhoused, meaning they occupy a rental unit larger than their family size requires.

Rent, Assistance, and Utility Allowances

The average monthly tenant contribution to rent by Baldwin Housing Commission voucher holders in 2016 was $251 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $489. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $149.



1. This Picture of Subsidized Households data field is the average wait time of those who received a voucher in the preceding 12 months. Due to special voucher programs like VASH, recent waiting list purges, or waiting list preferences the average wait time can vary significantly from one year to the next and it is entirely possible many current applicants on the waiting list have been waiting for assistance for far longer.


Affordable Apartments near Baldwin Housing Commission

650 Kahlil Dr
Kahlil Village Apartments is a 32 unit low income housing apartment community in Baldwin.
Apartments in this community are not rent subsidized. However, this apartment community has rents considered affordable for low income families in Baldwin.
Low Income Housing Tax Credit
401 Washington St
Oakwood Manor Apartments is a 64 unit low income housing apartment community in Baldwin.
Apartments in this community are not rent subsidized. However, this apartment community has rents considered affordable for low income families in Baldwin.
Low Income Housing Tax Credit Section 515 Rural Rental Housing
670 Kahlil Dr
Kahlil Village II is a 40 unit low income housing apartment community in Baldwin.
Apartments in this community are not rent subsidized. However, this apartment community has rents considered affordable for low income families in Baldwin.
Low Income Housing Tax Credit
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