Michigan State Housing Development Authority

735 E Michigan Avenue
Lansing, Eaton County, Michigan 48912

Michigan State Housing Development Authority is a Public Housing Agency in Lansing, Michigan 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 November 12th, 2019, Michigan State Housing Development Authority has 3 waiting lists that are open now or opening soon.

The Algar, Houghton, Iron, Mackinac, Marquette, Menominee, and Ontonogan County Limited Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List has opened and is accepting applications now. The waiting list is scheduled to close on December 2nd, 2019. 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
Algar, Houghton, Iron, Mackinac, Marquette, Menominee, and Ontonogan County 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
Other Counties, Michigan Housing Choice Voucher Closed

Open Michigan State Housing Development Authority Waiting Lists

Open Now: Algar, Houghton, Iron, Mackinac, Marquette, Menominee, and Ontonogan County Limited Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

How To Apply to the Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

The Michigan State Housing Development Authority (MSHDA) Algar, Houghton, Iron, Mackinac, Marquette, Menominee, and Ontonogan County Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently open on a limited basis. Applications are being accepted from September 3, 2019 at 8:00 a.m., until December 2, 2019 at 5:00 p.m 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

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) 241-8986.

Next Steps

Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.

Last Updated on 09/03/2019.

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

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

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: Other Counties, Michigan 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 all other counties is currently closed. There is no notice of when these waiting lists will reopen.

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

Last Updated on 07/19/2019.

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.

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

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
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 (HCV) 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.

Veteran Affairs Supportive Housing (VASH) Program

More Information about the MSHDA Veteran Affairs Supportive Housing (VASH) program can be found here. 

Section 8 Project-Based Voucher (PBV) Program

More information about the MSHDA Project Based Apartments can be found 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 28,701 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 24,756 76 1,016 123 836 257
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $557 $411 $487 $911 $442 $473
Monthly Cost $13,789,926 $31,210 $495,022 $112,088 $369,216 $121,583

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.


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