Michigan State Housing Development Authority

735 E Michigan Avenue
Lansing, Eaton County, Michigan
(517) 373-8370

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Michigan State Housing Development Authority is a Section 8 Agency in Lansing, Michigan.

Michigan State Housing Development Authority serves Michigan.

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Other Michigan State Housing Development Authority Waiting Lists

Closed: Hillsdale County, Michigan Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

The Michigan State Housing Development Authority (MSHDA): Hillsdale County Section 8 HCV waiting lists is currently closed. It was last open from October 2017 until January 2017; and before that from September 2014 until November 2014. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

To apply during the opening period, applicants were required to complete the online application.

This waiting list had the following preferences: Live or work in the county you apply to.

Applicants were placed on the waiting list by date and time the application is received, after sorting preferences.

Persons on the waiting list can update application information online here.

For more information, visit the MSHDA website, call the Section 8 office at (517) 373-9344, or call a county housing agency.

Last Updated on 01/17/2018.

Closed: Iron County, Michigan Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

The Michigan State Housing Development Authority (MSHDA): Iron County Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently closed. It was last open from October 2016 until December 2016; and before that from January 2013 until June 2016.There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

To apply during the opening period, applicants were required to complete the online application.

This waiting list had the following preferences: Live or work in the county you apply to.

Applicants were placed on the waiting list by date and time the application is received, after sorting preferences.

Persons on the waiting list can update application information online here.

For more information, visit the MSHDA website, call the Section 8 office at (517) 373-9344, or call a county housing agency.

Last Updated on 10/04/2017.

Closed: Ogemaw County, Michigan Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

The Michigan State Housing Development Authority (MSHDA): Ogemaw Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently closed. It was last open from March 2016 until May 2016. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

To apply during the opening period, applicants were required to complete the online application. The application was available online only. No paper applications were available or accepted.

This waiting list has the following preferences: Live or work in the county you apply to.

Applicants were placed on the waiting list by date and time the application is received, after sorting preferences.

Persons on the waiting list can update application information online here.

For more information, visit the MSHDA website, call the Section 8 office at (517) 373-9344, or call a county housing agency.

Last Updated on 01/17/2018.

Closed: Saint Joseph County, Michigan Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

The Michigan State Housing Development Authority (MSHDA): Saint Joseph County Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently closed. It was last open from February 2016, until March 2016. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

To apply during the opening period, applicants were required to complete the online pre-application.

This waiting list had the following preferences: Live or work in the county you apply to.

Applicants were placed on the waiting list by date and time the application is received, after sorting preferences.

Persons on the waiting list can update application information online here.

For more information, visit the MSHDA website, call the Section 8 office at (517) 373-9344, or call a county housing agency.

Last Updated on 10/04/2017.

Closed: Cass, Clare, and Mason County, Michigan Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

The Michigan State Housing Development Authority (MSHDA): Cass, Clare, and Mason County Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting lists are currently closed. They were last open from December 2015 until February 2016. There is no notice of when either waiting list will reopen.

To apply during the opening period, applicants were required to complete the online pre-application.

This waiting list had the following preferences: Live or work in the county you apply to.

Applicants were placed on the waiting list by date and time the application is received, after sorting preferences.

Persons on the waiting list can update application information online here.

For more information, visit the MSHDA website, call the Section 8 office at (517) 373-9344, or call a county housing agency.

Last Updated on 10/04/2017.

Closed: Grand Traverse, Iosco, and Montgomery County, Michigan Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

The Michigan State Housing Development Authority (MSHDA): Grand Traverse, Iosco, and Montgomery County Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting lists are currently closed. Each were each last open from September 2014 until November 2014. There is no notice of when either waiting list will reopen.

To apply during the opening period, applicants were required to complete the online application.

This waiting list had the following preferences: Live or work in the county you apply to.

Applicants were placed on the waiting list by date and time the application is received, after sorting preferences.

Persons on the waiting list can update application information online here.

For more information, visit the MSHDA website, call the Section 8 office at (517) 373-9344, or call a county housing agency.

Last Updated on 12/18/2017.

Closed: Eaton County, Michigan Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

The Michigan State Housing Development Authority (MSHDA): Eaton County Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently closed. It was last open for two weeks in November 2014. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen. 

To apply during the opening period, applicants were required to complete the online pre-application.

This waiting list had the following preferences: Live or work in the county you apply to.

Applicants were placed on the waiting list by date and time the application is received, after sorting preferences.

Persons on the waiting list can update application information online here.

For more information, visit the MSHDA website, call the Section 8 office at (517) 373-9344, or call a county housing agency.

Last Updated on 10/04/2017.

Closed: Bay and Berrien County, Michigan Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

The Michigan State Housing Development Authority (MSHDA): Bay and Berrien County Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting lists are currently closed. They were last open from November 2014 until January 2015. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

To apply during the opening period, applicants were required to complete the online application.

This waiting list had the following preferences: Live or work in the county you apply to.

Applicants were placed on the waiting list by date and time the application is received, after sorting preferences.

Persons on the waiting list can update application information online here.

For more information, visit the MSHDA website, call the Section 8 office at (517) 373-9344, or call a county housing agency.

Last Updated on 10/04/2017.

Closed: Alcona and Schoolcraft County, Michigan Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

The Michigan State Housing Development Authority (MSHDA): Alcona and Schoolcraft County Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting lists are currently closed. Each were last open from January 2013, until May 2016. There is no notice of when either waiting list will reopen.

To apply during the opening period, applicants were required to complete the online application. The application was available online only. No paper applications were available or accepted.

This waiting list has the following preferences: Live or work in the county you apply to.

Applicants were placed on the waiting list by date and time the application is received, after sorting preferences.

Persons on the waiting list can update application information online here.

For more information, visit the MSHDA website, call the Section 8 office at (517) 373-9344, or call a county housing agency.

Last Updated on 10/04/2017.

Closed: Barry County, Michigan Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

The Michigan State Housing Development Authority (MSHDA): Barry County Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently closed. It was last open from December 2016 until February 2017. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

To apply during the opening period, applicants were required to complete the online application. The application was available online only. No paper applications were available or accepted.

This waiting list has the following preferences: Live or work in the county you are applying to.

Applicants were placed on the waiting list by date and time the application was received, after sorting preferences.

Persons on the waiting list can update application information online here.

For more information, visit the MSHDA website, call the Section 8 office at (517) 373-9344, or call a county housing agency.

Last Updated on 02/28/2017.

Closed: Alger, Arenac, Huron, and Lake County, Michigan Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

The Michigan State Housing Development Authority (MSHDA): Alger, Arenac, Huron, and Lake County Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting lists are currently closed. Each were last open from January 2017 until March 2017. Prior to that, Alger County was last open from November 2013 until June 2016. Arenac County was last open from November 2014 until August 2015. Lake County was last open from December 2015 until February 2016. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

To apply during the opening period, applicants were requried to complete the online application. The application was available online only. No paper applications were available or accepted.

This waiting list has the following preferences: Live or work in the county you apply to.

Applicants were placed on the waiting list by date and time the application is received, after sorting preferences.

Persons on the waiting list can update application information online here.

For more information, visit the MSHDA website, call the Section 8 office at (517) 373-9344, or call a county housing agency.

Last Updated on 10/04/2017.

Closed: Dickinson, Gratiot, and Menominee County, Michigan Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

The Michigan State Housing Development Authority (MSHDA): Dickinson, Gratiot, and Menominee County Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently closed. Each were last open from March 2017 until June 2017. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

To apply during the opening period, applicants were required to complete the online application.

This waiting list has the following preferences: Live or work in the county you are applying to.

Applicants wereplaced on the waiting list by date and time the application was received, after sorting preferences.

Persons on the waiting list can update application information online here.

For more information, visit the MSHDA website, call the Section 8 office at (517) 373-9344, or call a county housing agency.

Last Updated on 05/20/2018.

Closed: Benzie, Charlevoix, Kalkaska, and Leelanau County, Michigan Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

The Michigan State Housing Development Authority (MSHDA): Benzie, Charlevoix, Kalkaska, and Leelanau County Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting lists are currently closed. Each were last open from September 2017 until December 2017. Prior to that, Charlevoix County was last open from January 2017 until March 2017; and from September 2014 until November 2014. Leelanau County was last open from April 2017 until July 2017. Kalkaska County was last open from September 2014 until November 2014. There is no notice of when either waiting list will reopen.

To apply during the opening period, applicants were required to complete the online application, and select the county you desire in the "Available Counties" list. The application was available online only. No paper applications were available or accepted.

This waiting list had the following preferences: Live or work in the selected county.

Applicants were placed on the waiting list by date and time the application is received, after sorting preferences.

Persons on the waiting list can update application information online here.

For more information, visit the MSHDA website, call the Section 8 office at (517) 373-9344, or call a county housing agency.

Last Updated on 12/15/2017.

Closed: Multi-County, Michigan Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

The Michigan State Housing Development Authority (MSHDA): Chippewa, Delta, Dickinson, Gogebic, Gratiot, Houghton, Ionia, Isabella, Keweenaw, Luce, Mecosta, Menominee, Midland, Montcalm, Oceana, Ontonagon, Osceola, and Van Buren County Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting lists are currently closed.

Each were last open from October 2017 until January 2018. Prior to that, Chippewa and Delta County were each last open from February 2017 until May 2017Dickinson County was last open from March 2017 until June 2017. Gogebic County was last open from November 2016 until February 2017Gratiot County was last open from March 2017 until June 2017. Houghton County was last open from December 2016 until March 2017. Isabella County last open from December 2015 until February 2016. Keweenaw County and Luce County were each last open from January 2013 until June 2016. Mecosta County was last open from October 2016 until December 2016. Menominee County was last open from May 2016 until July 2016. Ontonagon County was last open from January 2013 until June 2016. Osceola County was last open from December 2016 until March 2017. It is not known when either Ionia, Midland, Montcalm, Oceana, or Van Buren County was last open. There is no notice of when any waiting list will reopen.

To apply during the opening period, applicants were required to complete the online application. The application was available online only. No paper applications were available or accepted.

This waiting list had the following preferences: Live or work in the selected county.

Applicants were placed on the waiting list by date and time the application was received, after sorting preferences.

Persons on the waiting list can update application information online here.

For more information, visit the MSHDA website, call the Section 8 office at (517) 373-9344, or call a county housing agency.

Last Updated on 01/30/2018.

Closed: Branch County, Michigan Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

The Michigan State Housing Development Authority (MSHDA): Branch County Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently closed. It was last open from January 2018 until March 2018; and before that from September 2014 until November 2014.

To apply during the opening period, applicants were required to complete the online application. The application was available online only. No paper applications were available or accepted.

This waiting list had the following preferences: Live or work in the selected county.

Selected applicants were placed on the waiting list by date and time the application was received, after sorting preferences.

Persons on the waiting list can update application information online here.

For more information, visit the MSHDA website, call the Section 8 office at (517) 373-9344, or call a county housing agency.

Last Updated on 03/03/2018.

Closed: Antrim, Cheboygan, Crawford, Manistee, Missaukee, and Roscommon County Michigan Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

The Michigan State Housing Development Authority (MSHDA): Antrim, Cheboygan, Crawford, Manistee, Missaukee, and Roscommon County Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting lists are currently closed. Each were last open from January until April 2018. Prior to that, Antrim and Missaukee County were each last open from April 2017 until July 2017. Cheboygan County was last open from January 2013 until June 2016. Crawford and Roscommon County were each last open from March 2016 until May 2016. Manistee County was last open from October 2017 until January 2017

To apply during the opening period, applicants were required to complete the online application. No paper applications were available or accepted.

This waiting list had the following preferences: Live or work in the selected county.

Selected applicants were placed on the waiting list by date and time the application was received, after sorting preferences.

Persons on the waiting list can update application information online here.

For more information, visit the MSHDA website, call the Section 8 office at (517) 373-9344, or call a county housing agency.

Last Updated on 05/20/2018.

Closed: Chippewa, Houghton, Mackinac, and Marquette County, Michigan Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

The Michigan State Housing Development Authority (MSHDA): Chippewa Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently closed. The waiting list was last open from April, 2018 until July 2018. Chippewa County was last open from February, 2017 until May, 2017. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

To apply during the opening period, applicants were required to complete the online application. The application was available online only. No paper applications were available or accepted.

This waiting list has the following preferences: Homeless and Live or work in the county in which you applied.

Applicants were placed on the waiting list by date and time the application is received, after sorting preferences.

Persons on the waiting list can update application information online here.

For more information, visit the MSHDA website, call the Section 8 office at (517) 373-9344, or call a county housing agency.

Last Updated on 06/20/2018.

About Michigan State Housing Development Authority

More information about Michigan State Housing Development Authority can be found on its website at http://www.michigan.gov/mshda.

HCV Portability Status

As of 08/16/2018, it is not known if Michigan State Housing Development Authority is accepting Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher portability requests for porting in. Learn more about porting Housing Choice Vouchers to a new area here.


About the Michigan State Housing Development Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the most recent VMS report, Michigan State Housing Development Authority manages 27,765 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

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

Standard Homeownership Tenant Protection Ported Out VASH Non-Elderly Disabled
Vouchers 23,386 73 1,238 134 884 286
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $526 $382 $448 $878 $442 $448
Monthly Cost $12,306,662 $27,860 $554,879 $117,606 $390,504 $128,219

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Michigan State Housing Development Authority

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 12% having issued approximately 2,359 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 7 years and 2 months. According to the 2016 PSH database, persons who were issued a voucher in the preceding 12 months waited an average of 14 months on the waiting list1.

Income Characteristics

According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 2.1 persons and has a household income of $11,313 per year. 95% of households were very low income (VLI) and 75% were extremely low income (ELI). 24% 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 65% of households had other income (Social Security, Disability or Pension) as their major source of income.

Heads of Household Characteristics

4% of households were headed by a person 24 years old or less, 52% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 27% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 17% 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.

40% of households included children, 4% of which had two adults in the household. 37% of households with children have a female head of household. 74% of all households were headed by a female.

59% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 54% of all heads of households being Black and 0% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Michigan State Housing Development Authority Housing Choice Voucher program, 26% include at least one person with a disability. 41% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 65% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

35% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 35% with 2 bedrooms and 30% 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 Michigan State Housing Development Authority voucher holders in 2016 was $286 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $629. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $119.



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.


Apartment Communities managed by Michigan State Housing Development Authority

2700 Elizabeth Lake Road
Waterford Township, Michigan
Lakeland Place is a 200 unit low income housing apartment community that provides 1-2 bedroom apartments for rent in Waterford Township.
Some or all apartments in this community are rent subsidized, which means rent is income based.
Income Based
Section 8 Project-Based Rental Assistance
Project-Based Rental Assistance
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15275 South Dixie Highway
Monroe, Michigan
Mable H Kehres Apartments is a 200 unit low income housing apartment community that provides 1-2 bedroom apartments for rent in Monroe.
Some or all apartments in this community are rent subsidized, which means rent is income based.
Income Based
Section 8 Project-Based Rental Assistance
Project-Based Rental Assistance
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2631 Krafft Road
Port Huron, Michigan
North Port Village is a 251 unit low income housing apartment community that provides 1-3 bedroom apartments for rent in Port Huron.
Some or all apartments in this community are rent subsidized, which means rent is income based.
Income Based
Section 8 Project-Based Rental Assistance
Project-Based Rental Assistance
Pet Friendly
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1201 N Macomb Street
Monroe, Michigan
Frenchtown Place is a 151 unit low income housing apartment community that provides 1-2 bedroom apartments for rent in Monroe.
Some or all apartments in this community are rent subsidized, which means rent is income based.
Income Based
Section 236
Section 8 Project-Based Rental Assistance
Project-Based Rental Assistance
Pet Friendly
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209 Meadow Hills Ln
Fremont, Michigan
Deerfield Apartments is a 12 unit low income housing apartment community in Fremont.
Some or all apartments in this community are rent subsidized, which means rent is income based.
Income Based
Section 202 Supportive Housing for the Elderly
Project-Based Rental Assistance
Senior (62+)
Accessible Units
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