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Ionia Housing Commission

667 N. Union Street
Ionia, Ionia County, Michigan 48846

Ionia Housing Commission is a housing authority that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), and Public Housing programs. As of January 18th, 2021, Ionia Housing Commission has 1 waiting lists that are open now or opening soon.

Ionia Housing Commission serves Ionia.

Waiting List Statuses
Waiting List Status
Ionia Housing Commission Public Housing Open Until Further Notice

Open Ionia 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.

Ionia Housing Commission Website: http://www.ci.ionia.mi.us/index.aspx?NID=176.

Ionia Housing Commission Phone: (616) 527-9060.

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Note: Due to the decentralized nature of affordable housing information, the information about this waiting list may be out of date.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 Ionia Housing Commission (IHC) is currently accepting Public Housing waiting list pre-applications for families and senior/disabled individuals.

The IHC offers one Public Housing community with 110 units for families and senior/disabled individuals, ranging in size from 1 to 4 bedrooms.

To apply, visit the the IHC to pick up a pre-application, located at 667 Union St, Ionia, MI 48846; from 9:00 am until 12:00 pm, and 1:00 pm until 4:00 pm, Monday-Friday.

Once the pre-applciaiton has been completed, it must be hand delivered to the address listed above.

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

The IHC does have a preference point system that may improve your spot on the waiting list: Live and/or work in Ionia, victim of domestic violence, veteran, employed, or disabled.

For more information, the IHC can be reached by calling (616) 527-9060; from 9:00 am until 12:00 pm, and 1:00 pm until 4:00 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 (616)527-9060.

Next Steps

Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.

Last Updated on 08/07/2015.

About Ionia Housing Commission

More information about Ionia Housing Commission can be found on its website at http://www.ci.ionia.mi.us/index.aspx?NID=176.

Representatives of Ionia Housing Commission may be available by phone at (616) 527-9060. Unless otherwise noted above, applications will not be provided or accepted by phone.

HCV Portability Status

As of 01/18/2021, it is not known if Ionia 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 Ionia Housing Commission Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the HUDs most recent Voucher Management System report, Ionia Housing Commission manages 10 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:

Standard
Vouchers 10
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $435
Monthly Cost $4,346

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Ionia Housing Commission

Income Characteristics

According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 2.6 persons and has a household income of $12,534 per year. 85% of households were very low income (VLI) and 62% were extremely low income (ELI). 23% 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 77% 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, 54% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 15% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 31% 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.

54% of households included children, 8% of which had two adults in the household. 54% of households with children have a female head of household. 92% of all households were headed by a female.

0% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with -1% of all heads of households being Black and -1% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Ionia Housing Commission Housing Choice Voucher program, 21% include at least one person with a disability. 33% 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

38% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 15% with 2 bedrooms and 46% with 3 or more bedrooms. 8% 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 Ionia Housing Commission voucher holders in 2016 was $331 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $448. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $95.



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 Ionia Housing Commission