About Iron County Housing Commission

The Iron County Housing Commission is a Section 8 and Public Housing public housing agency in Crystal Falls, Michigan.

The Iron County Housing Commission serves Iron County, Caspian, Stambaugh and Iron River.

Iron County Housing Commission Waiting Lists

Public Housing Waiting List: Open Now

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

Please note: There is currently no waiting list and apartments are available.

The ICHC offers once Public Housing community with 123 units for families and senior/disabled individuals.

There are two ways to apply:
1. Visit the ICHC to pick up a pre-application, located at210 N. 3rd St., Crystal Falls MI, 49920, during normal office hours.
2. 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.

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

The ICHC does not have a preference. 

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

More information can be found by visiting the ICHC website, or by calling (906) 875-6060 during normal office hours.

Summary

  • What: Iron County Housing Commission Public Housing Opening
  • How To Apply:
    • Online Application at .
      • Note: If an applicant does not have access to the Internet, they can use a friend or family member's computer/device, or one at a local library.
    • In Person Application

Last Updated on 08/07/2015.

Iron County Housing Commission Section 8 HCV Waiting List : Open Indefinitely

The Iron County Housing Commission (ICHC) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently open. This waiting list is open indefinitely.

Iron County, MI is about 70 miles southwest of Marquette, MI.

Please note: There are currently no persons on the waiting list, and vouchers are available for qualified applicants. As of August 4, 2015, there are 30 vouchers available.

There are two ways to apply:
  1. Visit the ICHC office to pick up a pre-application, located at 210 N 3rd St., Crystal Falls MI, 49920, during normal office hours.
  2. Download the online 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.

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

The ICHC 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, visit the ICHC website, or call the ICHC office at (906) 875-6060 during normal office hours.

Last Updated on 08/04/2015.


About the Iron County Housing Commission Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of March 31st, 2016 the Iron County Housing Commission manages 130 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

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

Standard
Vouchers 130
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $354
Monthly Cost $45,962

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Iron 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 32% having issued approximately 4 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 3 years and 6 months. According to the 2016 PSH database, persons who were issued a voucher in the preceding 12 months waited an average of 7 months on the waiting list1.

Income Characteristics

According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 2 persons and has a household income of $10,204 per year. 95% of households were very low income (VLI) and 63% were extremely low income (ELI). 36% 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 50% of households had other income (Social Security, Disability or Pension) as their major source of income.

Heads of Household Characteristics

8% of households were headed by a person 24 years old or less, 55% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 17% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 20% 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.

42% of households included children, 2% of which had two adults in the household. 37% of households with children have a female head of household. 70% 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 Iron County Housing Commission Housing Choice Voucher program, 24% include at least one person with a disability. 35% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 80% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

54% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 25% with 2 bedrooms and 21% with 3 or more bedrooms. 1% 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 Iron County Housing Commission voucher holders in 2016 was $251 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $583. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $124.



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 Iron County Housing Commission

100 Spring Valley Ave
Spring Valley Apartments is a 31 unit low income housing apartment community in Iron River.
Some or all apartments in this community are rent subsidized, which means rent is income based.
Section 202 Supportive Housing for the Elderly Project Based Rental Assistance Senior (62+) Accessible Units
210 N 3rd St
Pleasant Valley Apartments is a 123 unit low income housing apartment community in Crystal Falls.
650 Selden Rd
Woodridge Apartments CO Upcap is a 64 unit low income housing apartment community in Iron River.
Apartments in this community are not rent subsidized. However, this apartment community has rents considered affordable for low income families in Iron River.
Section 515 Rural Rental Housing