Marquette Housing Commission

316 Pine Street
Marquette, Marquette County, Michigan 49855

Marquette Housing Commission is a housing authority that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), and Public Housing programs. As of November 30th, 2021, Marquette Housing Commission has 1 waiting lists that are open now or opening soon.

Marquette Housing Commission serves Marquette County.

Waiting List Statuses
Waiting List Status
Marquette Housing Commission Public Housing Open Until Further Notice
Marquette Housing Commission Housing Choice Voucher Closed

Open Marquette Housing Commission Waiting Lists

During the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, some waiting list openings may be postponed until further notice. Application methods may change, as well. Visit the housing authority's website for the latest on its current operations, if one is available. If there is no information online, you can contact the housing authority directly. Office operations may be different from usual, and it may take days or weeks to get a response.

Marquette Housing Commission Website: http://mqthc.org/.

Marquette Housing Commission Phone: (906) 226-7559.

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Due to the decentralized nature of affordable housing information, the information about this waiting list may be out of date.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

There are three ways to apply:
1. Pick up an application at the MHC office at Pine Ridge Apartments, located at 316 Pines St., First floor, Marquette, MI 49855, between 10:00 am and 3:00 pm, Monday-Friday. 
2. Download the application here, then print and complete.
3. Call the MHC at 906-226-7559, Ext. 2 to have an application be mailed to you.

Once the application has been completed, it can be mailed or dropped off to the MHC at the address and times listed above. 

No preferences were noted.

More information can be found by visiting the MHC website at http://mqthc.org/, or by calling 906-226-7559 during normal office hours.
Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via 9062267559.

Next Steps

Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.

Last Updated on 08/07/2015.

Other Marquette Housing Commission Waiting Lists

Closed: Marquette Housing Commission Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

How To Apply to the Waiting List

The Marquette Housing Commission (MHC) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently closed. It was last open in January 2016. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

There were three ways to apply during the opening period:

  1. Pick up a pre-application at the MHC office at Pine Ridge Apartments. 
  2. Download and print the pre-application online.
  3. Call the MHC to request a pre-application by mail.

Once the application has been completed, it must have been mailed or dropped off to the MHC. 

For more information, visit the MHC website, or call the office at (906) 226-7559.

Last Updated on 06/22/2017.

About Marquette Housing Commission

More information about Marquette Housing Commission can be found on its website at http://mqthc.org/.

Representatives of Marquette Housing Commission may be available by phone at (906) 226-7559. Unless otherwise noted above, applications will not be provided or accepted by phone.

HCV Portability Status

As of 11/30/2021, it is not known if Marquette 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 Marquette Housing Commission Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the HUDs most recent Voucher Management System report, Marquette Housing Commission manages 35 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

The following is a summary of the types of vouchers managed and the monthly costs of each as of June 30th, 2021:

Standard
Vouchers 35
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $420
Monthly Cost $14,687

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Marquette 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 3% having issued approximately 13 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 5 years and 5 months. According to the 2016 PSH database, persons who were issued a voucher in the preceding 12 months waited an average of 5 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 $11,616 per year. 100% of households were very low income (VLI) and 79% 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 69% 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, 62% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 26% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 13% 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.

38% of households included children, 10% of which had two adults in the household. 26% of households with children have a female head of household. 64% of all households were headed by a female.

8% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 3% of all heads of households being Black and -1% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Marquette Housing Commission Housing Choice Voucher program, 38% include at least one person with a disability. 59% 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

31% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 38% with 2 bedrooms and 31% with 3 or more bedrooms. 26% 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 Marquette Housing Commission voucher holders in 2016 was $288 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $406. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $162.



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 Marquette Housing Commission

Pine Ridge Apartment

316 Pine St
Marquette, Michigan

Low Income Housing Managed by Marquette Housing Commission

LAKE SUPERIOR VILLAGE

1901 Longyear Avenue
Marquette, Michigan
Family & Senior