Michigan State Housing Development Authority

735 E Michigan Avenue
Lansing, Eaton County, Michigan 48912
(517) 373-8370

Open today from 8:00am to 5:00pm.

Michigan State Housing Development Authority is a public housing agency in Lansing, Michigan that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher, Homeownership Voucher, Family Self-sufficiency, and Section 8 Project-Based Voucher programs. As of April 23rd, 2019, Michigan State Housing Development Authority has 8 waiting lists that are open now or opening soon.

The Multi-County, Michigan Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List has opened and is accepting applications now. The waiting list is scheduled to close on May 31st, 2019. The Lenawee and St. Joseph County, Michigan Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List has opened and is accepting applications now. The waiting list is scheduled to close on May 2nd, 2019. The Lapeer County, Michigan Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List has opened and is accepting applications now. The waiting list is scheduled to close on May 1st, 2019. The Allegan and Kalamazoo County, Michigan Limited Non-Elderly Disabled Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List has opened and is accepting applications now. The waiting list is scheduled to close on April 30th, 2019. The Macomb and Oakland County, Michigan Limited Elderly and Disabled Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List has opened and is accepting applications now. The waiting list is scheduled to close on April 30th, 2019. The Homeless Veteran (VASH) Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List is open indefinitely. The Project-Based Voucher Waiting List is open indefinitely. The Homeless Waiting List is open indefinitely.

Michigan State Housing Development Authority serves Michigan.

Waiting List Statuses
Waiting ListStatus
Multi-County, Michigan Housing Choice Voucher Open Now
Lenawee and St. Joseph County, Michigan Housing Choice Voucher Open Now
Lapeer County, Michigan Housing Choice Voucher Open Now
Allegan and Kalamazoo County, Michigan Limited Non-Elderly Disabled Housing Choice Voucher Open Now
Macomb and Oakland County, Michigan Limited Elderly and Disabled Housing Choice Voucher Open Now
Homeless Veteran (VASH) Housing Choice Voucher Open Indefinitely
Project-Based Voucher Open Indefinitely
Homeless Open Indefinitely
Hillsdale County, Michigan Housing Choice Voucher Closed

Open Michigan State Housing Development Authority Waiting Lists

Open Now: Multi-County, Michigan Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

Waiting List Summary

  • What: Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List
  • When:  February 28th, 2019  at 08:00 AM  ET - May 31st, 2019 at 05:00 PM ET
  • How to Apply:  Online Application. 
  • Applicants Placed By:  Date and Time
  • Preferences:  Live, Work, or Attend School Locally.  Homeless.  Disabled.  Learn More About Preferences

Waiting List Details

The Michigan State Housing and Development Authority (MSHDA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list for Alger, Baraga, Chippewa, Delta, Dickinson, Gogebic, Houghton, Iron, Keweenaw, Mackinac, Marquette, and Menominee County is currently open, from February 28, 2019 at 8:00 am, until May 31, 2019 at 5:00 pm ET.

To apply, complete the online application here.

This waiting list has the following preferences: Homeless resident of the county; Disabled resident of the county; Resident of the county; Disabled Michigan resident; Michigan resident; Disabled out-of-state resident.

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

For more information, visit the MSHDA Housing Choice Voucher Program page here, or the MSHDA website here.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (517) 241-8986.

Next Steps

Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.

Last Updated on 03/08/2019.

Open Now: Lenawee and St. Joseph County, Michigan Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

Waiting List Summary

  • What: Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List
  • When:  March 4th, 2019  at 08:00 AM  ET - May 2nd, 2019 at 05:00 PM ET
  • How to Apply:  Online Application. 
  • Applicants Placed By:  Date and Time
  • Preferences:  Live, Work, or Attend School Locally.  Homeless.  Disabled.  Learn More About Preferences

Waiting List Details

The Michigan State Housing and Development Authority (MSHDA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list for Lenawee and St. Joseph County is currently open, from March 4, 2019 at 8:00 am, until Mary 2, 2019 at 5:00 pm ET.

To apply, complete the online application here.

This waiting list has the following preferences: Homeless resident of the county; Disabled resident of the county; Resident of the county; Disabled Michigan resident; Michigan resident; Disabled out-of-state resident.

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

For more information, visit the MSHDA Housing Choice Voucher Program page here, or the MSHDA website here.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (517) 241-8986.

Next Steps

Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.

Last Updated on 03/08/2019.

Open Now: Lapeer County, Michigan Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

Waiting List Summary

  • What: Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List
  • When:  March 18th, 2019  at 08:00 AM  ET - May 1st, 2019 at 05:00 PM ET
  • How to Apply:  Online Application. 
  • Applicants Placed By:  Date and Time
  • Preferences:  Live, Work, or Attend School Locally.  Homeless.  Disabled.  Learn More About Preferences

Waiting List Details

The Michigan State Housing and Development Authority (MSHDA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list for Lapeer County is currently open, from March 18, 2019 at 8:00 am, until May 1, 2019 at 5:00 pm ET.

To apply, complete the online application here.

This waiting list has the following preferences: Homeless resident of the county; Disabled resident of the county; Resident of the county; Disabled Michigan resident; Michigan resident; Disabled out-of-state resident.

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

For more information, visit the MSHDA Housing Choice Voucher Program page here, or the MSHDA website here.

Reasonable Accommodation

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

Next Steps

Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.

Last Updated on 03/18/2019.

Open Now: Allegan and Kalamazoo County, Michigan Limited Non-Elderly Disabled Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

Waiting List Summary

  • What: Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List
  • When:  April 1st, 2019  at 08:00 AM  ET - April 30th, 2019 at 05:00 PM ET
  • How to Apply:  Online Application. 
  • Applicants Placed By:  Random Lottery
  • Preferences:  No Preferences.  Learn More About Preferences

Waiting List Details

The Michigan State Housing and Development Authority (MSHDA) Limited Non-Elderly Disabled (NED) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list for Allegan and Kalamazoo County is currently open, from April 1, 2019 at 8:00 am, until April 30, 2019 at 5:00 pm ET.

Please note: According to the MSHDA Public Notice, "Only Allegan/Kalamazoo County residents (those living or working in Allegan/Kalamazoo County) qualify for this list."

To apply during the opening period, complete the online application here.

There are no preferences.

100 applicants will be placed on the Allegan waiting list, and 200 applicants will be placed on the Kalamazoo waiting list by random lottery.

For more information, visit the MSHDA Housing Choice Voucher Program page here, or the MSHDA website here.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (517) 241-8986.

Next Steps

Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.

Last Updated on 04/01/2019.

Open Now: Macomb and Oakland County, Michigan Limited Elderly and Disabled Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

Waiting List Summary

  • What: Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List
  • When:  April 1st, 2019  at 08:00 AM  ET - April 30th, 2019 at 05:00 PM ET
  • How to Apply:  Online Application. 
  • Applicants Placed By:  Random Lottery
  • Preferences:  No Preferences.  Learn More About Preferences

Waiting List Details

The Michigan State Housing and Development Authority (MSHDA) Limited Elderly and Disabled Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list for Macomb and Oakland County is currently open, from April 1, 2019 at 8:00 am, until April 30, 2019 at 5:00 pm ET.

Please note: According to the MSHDA Public Notice, "Only Macomb/Oakland County residents (those living or working in Macomb/Oakland County) qualify for this list."

To apply, complete the online application here.

There are no preferences.

100 applicants will be placed on the Macomb waiting list, and 150 applicants will be placed on the Oakland waiting list by random lottery.

For more information, visit the MSHDA Housing Choice Voucher Program page here, or the MSHDA website here.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (517) 241-8986.

Next Steps

Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.

Last Updated on 04/01/2019.

Open Indefinitely: Homeless Veteran (VASH) Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

The Michigan State Housing Development Authority (MSHDA) Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing (VASH) Voucher waiting list applications until further notice.

Please note: The Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing Voucher program operates similarly to the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher program, but is only available to homeless veterans.

To apply, contact the VA Medical Center in your area to see if you qualify. Michigan VA Medical Center information can be found here.

For more information, visit the MSHDA Housing Choice Voucher Program page here, or the MSHDA website here.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via 5173738370.

Next Steps

Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.

Last Updated on 03/08/2019.

Open Indefinitely: Project-Based Voucher Waiting List

The Michigan State Housing Development Authority (MSHDA) Section 8 Project-Based Voucher waiting list is currently open, until further notice. Waiting lists for a specific community or bedroom size may be closed.

To apply, visit the MSHDA website, scroll down to the "Project Based Voucher (PBV) List" section, and select the County link.

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

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

For more information, visit the MSHDA Project-Based Vouchers page here.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (517) 241-8986.

IMPORTANT: This is not the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher program. Section 8 Project-Based Voucher tenants are required to live in a specific apartment community or scattered site. After one year of occupancy, a Project-Based Voucher tenant may request to be placed on a waiting list to receive the next available Housing Choice Voucher or similar tenant-based rental assistance.

Last Updated on 12/10/2018.

Open Indefinitely: Homeless Waiting List

The Michigan State Housing Development Authority (MSHDA) is currently accepting waiting list applications for homeless persons until further notice.

Please note: According to the MSHDA, "Only a State approved homeless agency can qualify an applicant for the homeless preference."

To apply, contact a Housing Assessment and Resource Agency (HARA) listed here.

For more information, visit the MSHDA Homeless Agencies page here.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (517) 241-8986.

Last Updated on 12/10/2018.

Other Michigan State Housing Development Authority Waiting Lists

Closed: Hillsdale County, Michigan Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

The Michigan State Housing and Development Authority (MSHDA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list for Hillsdale County is currently closed. It was last open for three months from February until April, 2019. 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: Homeless resident of the county; Disabled resident of the county; Resident of the county; Disabled Michigan resident; Michigan resident; Disabled out-of-state resident.

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

For more information, visit the MSHDA Housing Choice Voucher Program page here.

Last Updated on 04/13/2019.

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.

How To Check Your Waiting List Status

You can check your waiting list status online at https://mshda.myhousing.com/account.

HCV Portability Status

As of 10/22/2018, Michigan State Housing Development Authority is absorbing for Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher port-in requests. Learn more about porting Housing Choice Vouchers to a new area here.

Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

 More information about the MSHDA Housing Choice Voucher program can be found here.

Homeownership Voucher Program

More Information about the MSHDA Homeownership program can be found here.

Section 8 Project-Based Voucher Program

More information about the MSHDA Project Based Apartments can be found here.

Office Hours

Day Hours
Monday 8:00am-5:00pm
Tuesday 8:00am-5:00pm
Wednesday 8:00am-5:00pm
Thursday 8:00am-5:00pm
Friday 8:00am-5:00pm
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed

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 28,497 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 24,439 81 1,060 129 850 266
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $550 $385 $480 $899 $438 $475
Monthly Cost $13,433,459 $31,148 $508,806 $116,004 $372,660 $126,371

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

Lakeland Place

2700 Elizabeth Lake Road
Waterford Township, MI
1-2 BR
Subsidized

Mable H Kehres Apartments

15275 South Dixie Highway
Monroe, MI
1-2 BR
Subsidized

North Port Village

2631 Krafft Road
Port Huron, MI
1-3 BR
Subsidized

Frenchtown Place

1201 N Macomb Street
Monroe, MI
1-2 BR
Subsidized

Deerfield Apartments

209 Meadow Hills Ln
Fremont, MI
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing
Subsidized
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