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Ingham County Housing Commission

3882 Dobie Road
Okemos, Ingham County, Michigan 48864

Ingham County Housing Commission is a housing authority that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), and Public Housing programs. As of January 26th, 2021, Ingham County Housing Commission has 1 waiting lists that are open now or opening soon.

Ingham County Housing Commission serves Ingham County.

Waiting List Statuses
Waiting List Status
Ingham County Housing Commission Public Housing Open Until Further Notice

Open Ingham County Housing Commission Waiting Lists

Due to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, some waiting list openings may be postponed until further notice. Visit the housing authority's website for the latest on its current operations, if one is available. If there is no information online, contact the housing authority directly. Due to a high volume of calls and modified office hours in most areas, it may take days or weeks to get a response.

Ingham County Housing Commission Website: http://www.inghamhousing.org.

Ingham County Housing Commission Phone: (517) 349-1643.

Open Until Further Notice: 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Note: Due to the decentralized nature of affordable housing information, the information about this waiting list may be out of date.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 Public Housing Waiting List

The Ingham County Housing Commission (ICHC) is currently accepting Public Housing waiting list pre-applicaitons for senior/disabled individuals.

Please note: The ICHC does not offer a Public Housing program for families.

The ICHC offers one Public Housing community with 89 units for senior/disabled individuals.

There are three ways to apply:
1. Visit the ICHC to pick up a pre-application, located at 3882 Dobie Rd, Okemos, MI 48864, during normal office hours.
2. Request to have a pre-application mailed to you by calling (517) 349-1643 during normal office hours.
3. Download a pre-application here, then print and complete.

Once the pre-application has been completed, it can be mailed or hand delivered to the address listed above. 

No documents are needed at this time.

The ICHC does have a preference for: Elderly or disabled individuals.

More information can be found by visiting the ICHC website, or by calling (517) 349-1643 from 8:00 am until 4:30 pm, Monday-Friday.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (517)349-1643.

Next Steps

Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.

Last Updated on 08/07/2015.

About Ingham County Housing Commission

More information about Ingham County Housing Commission can be found on its website at http://www.inghamhousing.org.

Representatives of Ingham County Housing Commission may be available by phone at (517) 349-1643. Unless otherwise noted above, applications will not be provided or accepted by phone.

HCV Portability Status

As of 01/26/2021, it is not known if Ingham County 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 Ingham County Housing Commission Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the HUDs most recent Voucher Management System report, Ingham County Housing Commission manages 0 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

The following is a summary of the types of vouchers managed and the monthly costs of each as of December 31st, 2019:

Vouchers
Monthly Cost Per Voucher
Monthly Cost

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Ingham County 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 8% having issued approximately 10 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 8 years and 8 months. According to the 2016 PSH database, persons who were issued a voucher in the preceding 12 months waited an average of 61 months on the waiting list1.

Income Characteristics

According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 1.6 persons and has a household income of $12,135 per year. 100% of households were very low income (VLI) and 81% were extremely low income (ELI). 3% of households had wages as a major source of income, -1% of households had welfare (TANF, General Assistance or Public Assistance) as their primary source of income, and 98% of households had other income (Social Security, Disability or Pension) as their major source of income.

Heads of Household Characteristics

1% of households were headed by a person 24 years old or less, 34% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 29% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 36% 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.

11% of households included children, 1% of which had two adults in the household. 8% of households with children have a female head of household. 69% of all households were headed by a female.

44% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 34% of all heads of households being Black and 1% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Ingham County Housing Commission Housing Choice Voucher program, 71% include at least one person with a disability. 100% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 100% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

49% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 38% with 2 bedrooms and 14% with 3 or more bedrooms. 24% 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 Ingham County Housing Commission voucher holders in 2016 was $316 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $524. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $120.



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 Ingham County Housing Commission

Carriage Lane Apartments

3882 Dobie Rd
Okemos, Michigan