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Michigan State Housing Development Authority

735 E Michigan Avenue
Lansing, Eaton County, Michigan 48912

Michigan State Housing Development Authority is a Public Housing Agency that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), Homeownership Voucher, Family Self-Sufficiency, Veteran Affairs Supportive Housing (VASH), and Section 8 Project-Based Voucher (PBV) programs. As of July 2nd, 2020, Michigan State Housing Development Authority has 3 waiting lists that are open now or opening soon.

The Benzie, Kalkaska, Leelanau, and Missaukee County, Michigan Limited Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List has opened and is accepting applications now. The waiting list is scheduled to close on July 31st, 2020. The Selinon Park Project-Based Voucher Waiting List is open indefinitely. The Peterboro Arms Apartments Project-Based Voucher Waiting List is open indefinitely.

Michigan State Housing Development Authority serves Michigan.

Waiting List Statuses
Waiting ListStatus
Benzie, Kalkaska, Leelanau, and Missaukee County, Michigan Limited Housing Choice Voucher Open Now
Selinon Park Project-Based Voucher Open Until Further Notice
Peterboro Arms Apartments Project-Based Voucher Open Until Further Notice
Alger, Baraga, Chippewa, Delta, Dickinson, Gogebic, Houghton, Iron, Keweenaw, Luce, Mackinaw, Marquette, Menominee, Ontonagon, and Schoolcraft County, Michigan Limited Housing Choice Voucher Closed

Open Michigan State Housing Development Authority 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.

Michigan State Housing Development Authority Website: https://www.michigan.gov/mshda/.

Michigan State Housing Development Authority Phone: (517) 373-8370.

Open Now: Benzie, Kalkaska, Leelanau, and Missaukee County, Michigan Limited Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

How To Apply to the Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

The Michigan State Housing Development Authority (MSHDA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list for Benzie, Kalkaska, Leelanau, and Missaukee County is currently open on a limited basis. Applications are being accepted from April 27, 2020 at 8:00 am, until July 31, 2020 at 5:00 pm ET.

Please note: According to the MSHDA, "Proof of residency in the county for which you apply is required upon your name being drawn off the waiting list for assistance."

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

This waiting list has the following preferences:

  • Any family that has been terminated from its Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) program due to insufficient program funding. These families will be drawn before all other waiting list preferences once program funding is reinstated to sufficient levels as determined by MSHDA.
  • Homeless County of Application Residency (Applicant who is homeless and is living or working in the county of application)
    • In general, the homeless preference is valid for 120 days. In order to retain the homeless preference, the homeless service agency must recertify that the applicant meets the homeless preference every 120 days while on the HCV waiting list.
  • Disabled County of Application Residency (Applicant who is disabled and is living or working in the county of application)
  • County of Application Residency (Applicant who is living or working in the county of application)
  • Disabled Michigan Residency (Applicant who is disabled, is not living or working in the county of application but is living or working in Michigan.)
  • Michigan Residency (Applicant who is not living or working in the county of application but is living or working in Michigan)
  • Disabled Out of State Residency (Applicant who is disabled but is not living or working in Michigan)
  • Out of state Residency (Applicant who is not living or working in Michigan)

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 MSHDA Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List Information page, or the MSHDA website.

Sources: This information was verified by the the MSHDA website, as of March 11, 2020. 

Service Area

This waiting list is for rental assistance in Benzie, Kalkaska, Leelanau, and Missaukee County, Michigan.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (517) 373-9344; or send a request in writing to hcvwl@michigan.gov, or MSHDA-Waiting List Rental Assistance and Homeless Solutions, 735 E Michigan Ave, PO Box 30044, Lansing, MI 48909.

Next Steps

Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.

Last Updated on 04/27/2020.

Open Until Further Notice: Selinon Park Project-Based 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 Project-Based Voucher Waiting List

The Michigan State Housing Development Authority (MSHDA) waiting list for Section 8 Project-Based Voucher apartments at Selinon Park is currently open. Applications are being accepted from August 20, 2019, until further notice.

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

According to the MSHDA website, "no paper applications will be available or accepted."

This waiting list has the following preferences:

  • Family that has been terminated from its Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) program due to insufficient program funding. These families
    will be drawn before all other waiting list preferences once program funding is reinstated to sufficient levels as determined by MSHDA.
  • Homeless County of Application Residency (Applicant who is homeless and is living or working in the county of application)
  • Disabled County of Application Residency (Applicant who is disabled and is living or working in the county of application)
  • County of Application Residency (Applicant who is living or working in the county of application)  
  • Disabled Michigan Residency (Applicant who is disabled but is not living or working in the county of application)
  • Michigan Residency (Applicant who is not living or working in the county of application)
  • Disabled Out of state Residency (Applicant who is disabled and a non-Michigan resident)
  • Out of state Residency (Applicant who is a non-Michigan 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 Waiting List Information page, or the MSHDA website.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (517) 373-8370.

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 09/25/2019.

Open Until Further Notice: Peterboro Arms Apartments Project-Based 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 Project-Based Voucher Waiting List

The Michigan State Housing Development Authority (MSHDA) waiting list for Section 8 Project-Based Voucher apartments at Peterboro Arms Apartments is currently open. Applications are being accepted from September 18, 2019, until further notice.

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

According to the MSHDA website, "no paper applications will be available or accepted."

This waiting list has the following preferences:

  • Family that has been terminated from its Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) program due to insufficient program funding. These families
    will be drawn before all other waiting list preferences once program funding is reinstated to sufficient levels as determined by MSHDA.
  • Homeless County of Application Residency (Applicant who is homeless and is living or working in the county of application)
  • Disabled County of Application Residency (Applicant who is disabled and is living or working in the county of application)
  • County of Application Residency (Applicant who is living or working in the county of application)  
  • Disabled Michigan Residency (Applicant who is disabled but is not living or working in the county of application)
  • Michigan Residency (Applicant who is not living or working in the county of application)
  • Disabled Out of state Residency (Applicant who is disabled and a non-Michigan resident)
  • Out of state Residency (Applicant who is a non-Michigan 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 Waiting List Information page, or the MSHDA website.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (517) 373-8370.

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 09/25/2019.

Other Michigan State Housing Development Authority Waiting Lists

Closed: Alger, Baraga, Chippewa, Delta, Dickinson, Gogebic, Houghton, Iron, Keweenaw, Luce, Mackinaw, Marquette, Menominee, Ontonagon, and Schoolcraft County, Michigan Limited Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

How To Apply to the Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

The Michigan State Housing Development Authority (MSHDA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list for Alger, Baraga, Chippewa, Delta, Dickinson, Gogebic, Houghton, Iron, Keweenaw, Luce, Mackinaw, Marquette, Menominee, Ontonagon, and Schoolcraft County is currently closed. Applications were last accepted on a limited basis from March 2, 2020, until May 29, 2020. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

Please note: According to the MSHDA, "Proof of residency in the county for which you apply is required upon your name being drawn off the waiting list for assistance."

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

This waiting list had the following preferences:

  • Any family that has been terminated from its Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) program due to insufficient program funding. These families will be drawn before all other waiting list preferences once program funding is reinstated to sufficient levels as determined by MSHDA.
  • Homeless County of Application Residency (Applicant who is homeless and is living or working in the county of application)
    • In general, the homeless preference is valid for 120 days. In order to retain the homeless preference, the homeless service agency must recertify that the applicant meets the homeless preference every 120 days while on the HCV waiting list.
  • Disabled County of Application Residency (Applicant who is disabled and is living or working in the county of application)
  • County of Application Residency (Applicant who is living or working in the county of application)
  • Disabled Michigan Residency (Applicant who is disabled, is not living or working in the county of application but is living or working in Michigan.)
  • Michigan Residency (Applicant who is not living or working in the county of application but is living or working in Michigan)
  • Disabled Out of State Residency (Applicant who is disabled but is not living or working in Michigan)
  • Out of state Residency (Applicant who is not living or working in Michigan)

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

For more information, visit the MSHDA Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List Information page, or the MSHDA website.

Sources: This information was verified by the the MSHDA website, as of March 2, 2020. 

Service Area

This waiting list is for rental assistance in Alger, Baraga, Chippewa, Delta, Dickinson, Gogebic, Houghton, Iron, Keweenaw, Luce, Mackinaw, Marquette, Menominee, Ontonagon, and Schoolcraft County, Michigan.

Last Updated on 05/29/2020.

About Michigan State Housing Development Authority

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

Representatives of Michigan State Housing Development Authority may be available by phone at (517) 373-8370. Unless otherwise noted above, applications will not be provided or accepted by phone.

How To Check Your Waiting List Status

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


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

As of the HUDs most recent Voucher Management System report, Michigan State Housing Development Authority manages 27,984 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 Homeownership Family Unification Tenant Protection Ported Out VASH Non-Elderly Disabled
Vouchers 24,029 76 6 1,026 102 843 260
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $562 $434 $807 $490 $910 $461 $475
Monthly Cost $13,511,358 $32,951 $4,842 $503,045 $92,858 $388,910 $123,450

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.


Low Income Housing Managed by Michigan State Housing Development Authority

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North Port Village

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Frenchtown Place

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Deerfield Apartments

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