Dowagiac Housing Commission

This housing agency serves Dowagiac, Michigan.

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The Dowagiac Housing Commission (DHC) is currently accepting Public Housing waiting list pre-applications for families and senior/disabled individuals.The DHC offers one Public Housing community with 86 units for families and senior/disabled individuals.There are three ways to apply:1. Visit the DHC to pick up an application, located at 100 Chestnut Street, Dowagiac, MI 49047 during normal office hours.2. Request that a pre-application be mailed to you by calling (269) 782-3786 from 8:00 am until 5:00 pm, Monday-Friday.3. Download a pre-application here, then print and complete.Once the application has been completed, it can be mailed or hand delivered to the address listed above. No documents are needed at this time.The DHC does have a preference for: Applicants who are employed, live and/or work in Cass County, elderly, disabled.More information can be found by visiting the DHC website, or by calling (269) 782-3786 from 8:00 am until 5:00 pm, Monday-Friday.

About The Agency

Dowagiac Housing Commission provides affordable housing for up to 215 low- and moderate-income households through its Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher and public housing programs.

100 Chestnut Street, Dowagiac, MI

Visit Website(269) 782-3786

Section 8 Application Checklist

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Keep track of everything you need to apply for a Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher in this printable checklist created by Affordable Housing Online

How large is the Dowagiac Housing Commission?

Dowagiac Housing Commission serves 189 low-income households. The agency manages 132 Housing Choice Vouchers and 79 public housing units.

What are the incomes of residents served by the Dowagiac Housing Commission?

Extremely low-income (ELI) renters, earning less than 30% of Area Median Income (AMI), make up 74 percent of households served by Dowagiac Housing Commission. Very low-income renters earn less than 50% AMI, and are 93 percent of Dowagiac Housing Commission households.

How many Dowagiac Housing Commission residents are employed?

Working adults head 52 households and make up 28 percent of households served by Dowagiac Housing Commission.

How many female-headed renter households are served by the Dowagiac Housing Commission?

There are 143 female-headed renter households living in Dowagiac Housing Commission housing. Households headed by females are 76% of those served by the Dowagiac Housing Commission.

What racial and ethnic groups are found among Dowagiac Housing Commission renters?

Black 110
Native American 2
White 70
Hispanic 9

How many senior-headed renter households are served by Dowagiac Housing Commission?

There are 64 households headed by seniors served by the Dowagiac Housing Commission. Senior households are 34% of households in Dowagiac Housing Commission housing.

How many households headed by persons with disabilities live in Dowagiac Housing Commission housing?

There are 49 persons with disabilities living in Dowagiac Housing Commission housing. Persons with disabilities are the head of 26% of households served by the Dowagiac Housing Commission.

How does HUD rate the performance of the Dowagiac Housing Commission?

The Dowagiac Housing Commission is rated as a standard performer by HUD.

HUD rates the performance of Public Housing Agencies. The department looks at physical condition of properties, financial condition, management operations, and use of Public Housing Capital Funds for improvements.

Public Housing Communities Managed by Dowagiac Housing Commission

Chestnut Twr Parkside

100 Chestnut St, Dowagiac, Michigan 49047

payment Subsidized