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Manistique Housing Commission

400 E Lakeshore Drive
Manistique, Schoolcraft County, Michigan 49854

Manistique 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, Manistique Housing Commission has 2 waiting lists that are open now or opening soon.

Manistique Housing Commission serves Manistique.

Waiting List Statuses
Waiting List Status
Manistique, Michigan Housing Choice Voucher Open Until Further Notice
Manistique Housing Commission Public Housing Open Until Further Notice

Open Manistique 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.

Manistique Housing Commission Phone: (906) 341-5451.

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Due to the decentralized nature of affordable housing information, the information about this waiting list may be out of date.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

The Manistique Housing Commission (MHC) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently open until further notice.

To apply, visit the MHC to pick up an application, located at 400 E Lakeshore Drive, Manistique, Michigan, 49854, from 8:00 am until 4:00 pm, ET, Monday-Friday.

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 your application: Birth certificates, Social Security Cards, and photo IDs for all adult household members.

The MHC does not have a preference.

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

For more information, the MHC can be reached by calling (906) 341-5451, from 8:00 am until 4:00 pm, ET, 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 (906)341-5451.

Next Steps

Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.

Last Updated on 07/10/2018.

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 Manistique Housing Commission (MHC) is currently accepting Public Housing waiting list applications. Waiting lists for a specific community or bedroom size may be closed.

To apply, visit the MHC to pick up an application, located at 400 E Lakeshore Drive, Manistique, Michigan, 49854, from 8:00 am until 4:00 pm, ET, Monday-Friday.

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 your application: Birth certificates, Social Security Cards, and photo IDs for all adult household members.

The MHC does not have a preference.

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

For more information, the MHC can be reached by calling (906) 341-5451, from 8:00 am until 4:00 pm, ET, 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 (906)341-5451.

Next Steps

Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.

Last Updated on 07/10/2018.

About Manistique Housing Commission

Representatives of Manistique Housing Commission may be available by phone at (906) 341-5451. 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 Manistique 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 Manistique Housing Commission Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the HUDs most recent Voucher Management System report, Manistique Housing Commission manages 69 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 69
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $267
Monthly Cost $18,412

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Manistique 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 27% having issued approximately 2 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 4 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 22 months on the waiting list1.

Income Characteristics

According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 1.8 persons and has a household income of $11,890 per year. 93% of households were very low income (VLI) and 62% were extremely low income (ELI). 27% 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 71% of households had other income (Social Security, Disability or Pension) as their major source of income.

Heads of Household Characteristics

11% of households were headed by a person 24 years old or less, 36% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 33% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 20% were headed by a person 62 years old or older. In addition, 4% of households were headed by a person 85 years old or older.

28% of households included children, 4% of which had two adults in the household. 29% of households with children have a female head of household. 71% 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 Manistique Housing Commission Housing Choice Voucher program, 35% include at least one person with a disability. 56% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 78% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

36% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 40% with 2 bedrooms and 24% with 3 or more bedrooms. 27% 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 Manistique Housing Commission voucher holders in 2016 was $307 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $368. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $100.



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 Manistique Housing Commission

Harbor View Towers

400 E Lakeshore Dr
Manistique, Michigan