About Lansing Housing Commission

The Lansing Housing Commission is a Section 8 and Public Housing public housing agency in Lansing, Michigan.

The Lansing Housing Commission serves Lansing.

Lansing Housing Commission Waiting Lists

Lansing Housing Commission Section 8 HCV Waiting List : Closed

Please note: The Lansing Housing Commission covers the Cities of Dewitt, East Lansing, Grand Ledge, Haslett, Holt, Lansing, Okemos, and Wiliiamston, MI.

The Lansing Housing Commission (LHC) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently closed. It was last open for six days from May 2016 until June 2016, and prior to that for more than one week from June 2015 until July 2015.

To apply during the opening period, applicants were required to complete the online pre-application. Households with duplicate applications were disqualified.

No preferences were identified.

450 applicants were placed on the waiting list by random lottery.

Applicants can check their status on the waiting list online here after June 10, 2016.

Important note: Applicants who have been placed on the waiting list must inform the housing authority immediately if your application information changes (such as contact information, income, and household members). In the case that the office sends a notice that does not get returned, or if application information is out of date, your name may be terminated from the waiting list.

Persons on the waiting list can update application information by contacting the LHC office.

For more information, visit the LHC website, or call the office at (517) 487-6550.

Last Updated on 06/02/2016.

Public Housing Waiting List: Closed

The Lansing Housing Commission (LHC) is not accepting Public Housing waiting list pre-applications at this time.

Last Updated on 08/07/2015.


About the Lansing Housing Commission Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of March 31st, 2016 the Lansing Housing Commission manages 1,589 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

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

Standard Tenant Protection Ported Out VASH
Vouchers 1,368 38 17 142
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $505 $373 $925 $426
Monthly Cost $690,219 $14,165 $15,717 $60,452

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Lansing 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 10% having issued approximately 148 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 8 years and 4 months. According to the 2016 PSH database, persons who were issued a voucher in the preceding 12 months waited an average of 15 months on the waiting list1.

Income Characteristics

According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 2.4 persons and has a household income of $12,442 per year. 95% of households were very low income (VLI) and 73% were extremely low income (ELI). 31% 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 59% of households had other income (Social Security, Disability or Pension) as their major source of income.

Heads of Household Characteristics

3% of households were headed by a person 24 years old or less, 60% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 23% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 14% 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, 5% of which had two adults in the household. 45% of households with children have a female head of household. 79% of all households were headed by a female.

74% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 67% of all heads of households being Black and 0% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Lansing Housing Commission Housing Choice Voucher program, 24% include at least one person with a disability. 38% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 77% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

28% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 40% with 2 bedrooms and 32% with 3 or more bedrooms. 21% 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 Lansing Housing Commission voucher holders in 2016 was $330 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $621. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $155.



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 Operated by Lansing Housing Commission

3338 N Waverly Rd
Mt Vernon is a 129 unit low income housing apartment community in Lansing.
1125 Hickory St
Hildabrandt Park is a 168 unit low income housing apartment community in Lansing.
2400 Reo Rd
Lansing Pub Housing is a 213 unit low income housing apartment community in Lansing.
3200 S Washington Ave
Lansing Pub Housing is a 280 unit low income housing apartment community in Lansing.
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Affordable Apartments near Lansing Housing Commission

500 S Pine St
Capitol Commons is a 337 unit low income housing apartment community in Lansing.
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