Montcalm County Housing Commission

120 Mulberry Street
Howard City, Montcalm County, Michigan
(231) 937-4241

Open today from 9:00am to 4:00pm.

Montcalm County Housing Commission is a public housing agency in Howard City, Michigan that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher, and Public Housing programs. As of January 21st, 2019, Montcalm County Housing Commission has 2 waiting lists that are open now or opening soon.

The Montclam County, Michigan Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List has opened and is accepting applications now. The waiting list is scheduled to close on January 31st, 2019. The Public Housing Waiting List is open indefinitely.

Montcalm County Housing Commission serves Montcalm County.

Waiting List Statuses
Waiting ListStatus
Montclam County, Michigan Housing Choice Voucher Open Now
Public Housing Open Indefinitely

Open Montcalm County Housing Commission Waiting Lists

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

Waiting List Summary

  • What: Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List
  • When:  January 2nd, 2019  at 09:00 AM  ET - January 31st, 2019 at 04:00 PM ET
  • How to Apply:  Pick Up Application.  Turn In Application. 
  • Applicants Placed By:  Date and Time
  • Preferences:  No Preferences.  Learn More About Preferences

Waiting List Details

The Montcalm County Housing Commission (MCHC) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently open, from January 2, 2019 at 9:00 am, until January 31, 2019, at 4:00 pm ET.

To apply, pick up an application at the lobby of the MCHC office, located at ‚Äč120 Mulberry Street, Howard City, Michigan, 49329.

Once the paper application has been completed, it must be dropped off at the drop box in the lobby of the MCHC office at the address above.

There are no preferences.

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

For more information, visit the MCHC website here, or read the MCHC public notice on Facebook 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) 947-4241 during regular office hours.

Next Steps

Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.

Last Updated on 01/17/2019.

Open Indefinitely: 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/.

HCV Portability Status

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.

Office Hours

Day Hours
Monday 9:00am-4:00pm
Tuesday 9:00am-4:00pm
Wednesday 9:00am-4:00pm
Thursday 9:00am-4:00pm
Friday 9:00am-4:00pm
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed

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

As of the most recent VMS report, Montcalm County Housing Commission manages 194 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

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

Standard Ported Out Non-Elderly Disabled
Vouchers 95 1 98
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $377 $203 $310
Monthly Cost $35,846 $203 $30,364

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 Operated by Montcalm County Housing Commission

Mulberry Estates

120 Mulberry St
Howard City, MI
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