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Montcalm County Housing Commission

120 Mulberry Street
Howard City, Montcalm County, Michigan 49329

Montcalm County Housing Commission is a housing authority that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), and Public Housing programs. As of April 11th, 2021, Montcalm County Housing Commission has 2 waiting lists that are open now or opening soon.

Montcalm County Housing Commission serves Montcalm County.

Waiting List Statuses
Waiting List Status
Montclam County, Michigan Housing Choice Voucher Open Now
Montcalm County Housing Commission Public Housing Open Until Further Notice

Open Montcalm County Housing Commission 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.

Montcalm County Housing Commission Website: https://www.montcohsgcomm.org/.

Montcalm County Housing Commission Phone: (231) 937-4241.

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

How To Apply to the Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

The Montcalm County Housing Commission (MCHC) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently open. Applications are being accepted until April 30, 2021 at 4:00 pm ET.

To apply during the opening period, visit the MCHA office, located at ​120 Mulberry Street, Howard City, MI  49329, during regular office hours from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm, Monday to Thursday.

Preferences have not yet been confirmed.

It is not known how applicants will be placed on the waiting list.

For more information, visit the MCHC website.

Sources: This information was verified by the Montcalm County Daily News public notice on March 3, 2021.

Service Area

This waiting list is for rental assistance in Montclam 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 (231) 937-4241.

Next Steps

Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.

Last Updated on 03/03/2021.

Open Until Further Notice: Public Housing 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 Public Housing Waiting List

The Montcalm County Housing Commission (MMHC) Public Housing waiting list is currently open, since at least January 17, 2019, until further notice.

To apply, visit the MHC to pick up an application, located at 120 Mulberry St, Howard City, MI 49329.

Once the application has been completed, it can be mailed or hand delivered to the address listed above.

For more information, visit the MCHC 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 (231) 937-4241.

Next Steps

Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.

Last Updated on 01/17/2019.

About Montcalm County Housing Commission

More information about Montcalm County Housing Commission can be found on its website at https://www.montcohsgcomm.org/.

Representatives of Montcalm County Housing Commission may be available by phone at (231) 937-4241. Unless otherwise noted above, applications will not be provided or accepted by phone.

HCV Portability Status

As of April 11th, 2021, it is not known if Montcalm County Housing Commission is processing Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher portability requests for porting in due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

As of 01/08/2019, Montcalm County Housing Commission is absorbing for Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher port-in requests. Learn more about porting Housing Choice Vouchers to a new area here.


About the Montcalm County Housing Commission Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the HUDs most recent Voucher Management System report, Montcalm County Housing Commission manages 205 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 Non-Elderly Disabled
Vouchers 107 98
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $402 $332
Monthly Cost $43,010 $32,492

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Montcalm County Housing Commission

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 20% having issued approximately 10 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 6 years and 4 months. According to the 2016 PSH database, persons who were issued a voucher in the preceding 12 months waited an average of 58 months on the waiting list1.

Income Characteristics

According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 1.6 persons and has a household income of $12,168 per year. 95% of households were very low income (VLI) and 59% were extremely low income (ELI). 16% 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 84% of households had other income (Social Security, Disability or Pension) as their major source of income.

Heads of Household Characteristics

2% of households were headed by a person 24 years old or less, 37% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 31% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 30% were headed by a person 62 years old or older. In addition, 3% of households were headed by a person 85 years old or older.

23% of households included children, 4% of which had two adults in the household. 21% of households with children have a female head of household. 72% of all households were headed by a female.

4% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 2% of all heads of households being Black and -1% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Montcalm County Housing Commission Housing Choice Voucher program, 45% include at least one person with a disability. 68% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 67% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

51% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 33% with 2 bedrooms and 16% with 3 or more bedrooms. 16% 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 Montcalm County Housing Commission voucher holders in 2016 was $305 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $372. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $89.



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.


Public Housing Apartments Operated by Montcalm County Housing Commission

Mulberry Estates

120 Mulberry St
Howard City, Michigan