Battle Creek Housing Commission

250 Champion Street
Battle Creek, Calhoun County, Michigan 49037

Battle Creek Housing Commission is a housing authority that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), Public Housing, and Homeownership Voucher programs. As of November 28th, 2021, Battle Creek Housing Commission has 4 waiting lists that are open now or opening soon.

Battle Creek Housing Commission serves Albion and Battle Creek.

Waiting List Statuses
Waiting List Status
Family Public Housing Open Until Further Notice
50+ Senior Public Housing Open Until Further Notice
Individual Disabled Public Housing Open Until Further Notice
Homeownership Program Open Until Further Notice
Battle Creek, Michigan Housing Choice Voucher Closed
Albion, Michigan Housing Choice Voucher Closed

Open Battle Creek Housing Commission Waiting Lists

During the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, some waiting list openings may be postponed until further notice. Application methods may change, as well. Visit the housing authority's website for the latest on its current operations, if one is available. If there is no information online, you can contact the housing authority directly. Office operations may be different from usual, and it may take days or weeks to get a response.

Battle Creek Housing Commission Website: http://www.battlecreekhousing.org/.

Battle Creek Housing Commission Phone: (269) 965-0591.

Open Until Further Notice: Family Public Housing Waiting List

Please Note: Due to the decentralized nature of affordable housing information, the information about this waiting list may be out of date.

How To Apply to the Waiting List

The Battle Creek Housing Commission (BCHC) Family Public Housing waiting list is currently open, since at least March, 2019, until further notice.

There are two ways to apply:

  1. Download and print the application online here. Select the "Application Form" link.     
  2. Pick up an application at the BCHC office located at 250 Champion Street, Battle Creek, Michigan 49037, Monday through Friday from 7:00 am to 12:00 pm and 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm ET.

Once the paper application is completed, it must be either:

  1. Mailed to the BCHC office address above.
  2. Dropped off at the BCHC office located at the above address during office hours.

For more information, visit the BCHC Rental Opportunities page here, or the BCHC website here.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (269)965-0591.

Next Steps

Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.

Last Updated on 03/29/2019.

Open Until Further Notice: 50+ Senior Public Housing Waiting List

Please Note: Due to the decentralized nature of affordable housing information, the information about this waiting list may be out of date.

How To Apply to the Waiting List

The Battle Creek Housing Commission (BCHC) Senior (50+) Public Housing waiting list is currently open, since at least March, 2019, until further notice.

There are two ways to apply:

  1. Download and print the application online here. Select the "Application Form" link.     
  2. Pick up an application at the BCHC office located at 250 Champion Street, Battle Creek, Michigan 49037, Monday through Friday from 7:00 am to 12:00 pm and 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm ET.

Once the paper application is completed, it must be either:

  1. Mailed to the BCHC office address above.
  2. Dropped off at the BCHC office located at the above address during office hours.

This waiting list has the following preference: Age 62 years and older.

Selected applicants will be placed on the waiting list by date and time the application is received, by order of preferences.

For more information, visit the BCHC Senior Housing page here, or the BCHC website here.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (269) 965-0591.

Last Updated on 03/29/2019.

Open Until Further Notice: Individual Disabled Public Housing Waiting List

Please Note: Due to the decentralized nature of affordable housing information, the information about this waiting list may be out of date.

How To Apply to the Waiting List

The Battle Creek Housing Commission (BCHC) Disabled Individual Public Housing waiting list is currently open, since at least March, 2019, until further notice.

There are two ways to apply:

  1. Download and print the application online here. Select the "Application Form" link.     
  2. Pick up an application at the BCHC office located at 250 Champion Street, Battle Creek, Michigan 49037, Monday through Friday from 7:00 am to 12:00 pm and 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm ET.

Once the paper application is completed, it must be either:

  1. Mailed to the BCHC office address above.
  2. Dropped off at the BCHC office located at the above address during office hours.

This waiting list has the following preference: Age 62 years and older.

Selected applicants will be placed on the waiting list by date and time the application is received, by order of preferences.

For more information, visit the BCHC Senior Housing page here, or the BCHC website here.

 

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (269) 965-0591.

Last Updated on 03/29/2019.

Open Until Further Notice: Homeownership Program Waiting List

Please Note: Due to the decentralized nature of affordable housing information, the information about this waiting list may be out of date.

How To Apply to the Waiting List

The Battle Creek Housing Commission (BCHC) Homeownership Program waiting list is currently open, since at least March, 2019, until further notice.

There are two ways to apply:

  1. Download and print the application online here. Select the "Application Form" link.
  2. Pick up an application at the BCHC office located at 250 Champion Street, Battle Creek, Michigan 49037, Monday through Friday from 7:00 am to 12:00 pm and 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm ET.

Once the paper application is completed, it must be either:

  1. Mailed to the BCHC office address above.
  2. Dropped off at the BCHC office located at the above address during office hours.

This waiting list has no preferences.

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

For more information, visit the BCHC Homeownership page here, or the BCHC website here.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (269) 965-0591.

Last Updated on 03/29/2019.

Other Battle Creek Housing Commission Waiting Lists

Closed: Battle Creek, Michigan Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

How To Apply to the Waiting List

The Battle Creek Housing Commission (BCHC) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list for Battle Creek is currently closed. It was last open for five days in April, 2019. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

To apply during the opening period, applicants were required to complete the online application.

For more information, visit the BCHC Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program page here, or the BCHC website here.

Last Updated on 06/01/2019.

Closed: Albion, Michigan Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

How To Apply to the Waiting List

The Battle Creek Housing Commission (BCHC) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list for Albion is currently closed.There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

Please note: As of March, 2019, the BCHC website states, "We anticipate [the Albion Section 8 waiting list] reopening approximately July 2019."

For more information, visit the BCHC Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program page here, or the BCHC website here.

Last Updated on 03/29/2019.

About Battle Creek Housing Commission

More information about Battle Creek Housing Commission can be found on its website at http://www.battlecreekhousing.org/.

Representatives of Battle Creek Housing Commission may be available by phone at (269) 965-0591. Unless otherwise noted above, applications will not be provided or accepted by phone.

HCV Portability Status

As of 11/28/2021, it is not known if Battle Creek Housing Commission is either absorbing or billing Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher portability requests for porting in. Learn more about porting Housing Choice Vouchers to a new area here.


About the Battle Creek Housing Commission Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the HUDs most recent Voucher Management System report, Battle Creek Housing Commission manages 661 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

The following is a summary of the types of vouchers managed and the monthly costs of each as of June 30th, 2021:

Standard Tenant Protection Ported Out VASH Non-Elderly Disabled
Vouchers 407 14 8 130 98
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $447 $315 $1,054 $340 $351
Monthly Cost $182,037 $4,403 $8,431 $44,221 $34,370

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Battle Creek 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 13% having issued approximately 51 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 5 years0 months. According to the 2016 PSH database, persons who were issued a voucher in the preceding 12 months waited an average of 11 months on the waiting list1.

Income Characteristics

According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 2.2 persons and has a household income of $11,871 per year. 91% of households were very low income (VLI) and 65% were extremely low income (ELI). 28% 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 64% of households had other income (Social Security, Disability or Pension) as their major source of income.

Heads of Household Characteristics

4% of households were headed by a person 24 years old or less, 56% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 22% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 18% 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.

48% of households included children, 2% of which had two adults in the household. 46% of households with children have a female head of household. 77% of all households were headed by a female.

72% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 69% of all heads of households being Black and 1% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Battle Creek Housing Commission Housing Choice Voucher program, 24% include at least one person with a disability. 43% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 70% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

46% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 25% with 2 bedrooms and 27% with 3 or more bedrooms. 5% 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 Battle Creek Housing Commission voucher holders in 2016 was $302 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $412. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $118.



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.


Public Housing Apartments Operated by Battle Creek Housing Commission

Parkway Manor

15 Roseneath Ave
Battle Creek, Michigan

Cherry Hill Manor

10 Clay St
Battle Creek, Michigan

Battle Creek Turnkey III

31 Baldwin Ave E
Battle Creek, Michigan