Marquette Housing Commission

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Open: Marquette County, MI Section 8 HCV

Please Note: Due to the decentralized nature of affordable housing information, the information about this waiting list may be out of date.

The Marquette Housing Commission (MHC) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently open.

The MHC is accepting Section 8 HCV applications for this waiting list from July 1, 2021, until further notice.

To apply during the opening period, print the application available online here. Select the "Application" link under the Forms & Documents section.

Once the application has been submitted, it must be either:

  1. Mailed to the MHC at 316 Pine Street Marquette, Michigan 49855.
  2. Faxed to the MHC at (906) 226-8633.
  3. Emailed to the MHC.

This waiting list has the following preferences:

  • 3 Points- Works, lives, or attends an educational program in Marquette County
  • 2 Points- Veteran or the spouse of a veteran or service person who has served in the Armed Forces of the United States of America and was discharged under circumstances other than dishonorable. A service person is a person presently serving in the Armed Forces.
  • 2 Points- A family with dependents.
  • 1 Point- Disabled Family
  • 1 Point- Elderly
  • 1 Point- Homeless (at Voucher issuance) as defined by HUD

Selected applicants will be placed on the waiting list by date and time the application is received, weighed by order of preferences.

For more information, visit the MHC website.

Sources: This information was verified by the MHC on December 1, 2021.

Service Area

This waiting list is for Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher rental assistance in Marquette County, MI.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (906) 226-7559.

Next Steps

Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.

Last Updated on 12/06/2021.

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Unknown: Marquette Housing Commission Public Housing

The status of this waiting list is unknown. If you have information regarding this waiting list contact us.

Last Updated on 12/01/2021.

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About Marquette Housing Commission

316 Pine Street, Marquette, MI | Visit Website | (906) 226-7559

Marquette Housing Commission provides affordable housing for up to 307 low and moderate income households through its Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) and Public Housing programs..

Housing Authority Jurisdiction

Low-income housing managed by Marquette Housing Commission is located in Marquette County, MI.

Households with a Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher managed by this housing authority must rent within its jurisdiction.

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 table summarizes types of vouchers managed and the monthly costs of each as of December 31st, 2021:

Vouchers 35
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $460
Monthly Cost $16,104
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.