Montcalm County Housing Commission
Montcalm County Housing Commission is a housing authority that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), and Public Housing programs. As of January 26th, 2021, Montcalm County Housing Commission has 1 waiting lists that are open now or opening soon.
Montcalm County Housing Commission serves Montcalm County.
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 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Note: Due to the decentralized nature of affordable housing information, the information about this waiting list may be out of date.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.
Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (231) 937-4241.
Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.
Last Updated on 01/17/2019.
Other Montcalm County Housing Commission Waiting Lists
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 closed. It was last open for one month in January, 2019. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.
To apply during the opening period, applicants were required to pick up an application at the lobby of the MCHC office.
Once the paper application was completed, it must have been dropped off at the drop box in the lobby of the MCHC offices.
There were no preferences.
Selected applicants were placed on the waiting list by date and time the application was received.
For more information, visit the MCHC website here.
Last Updated on 03/04/2019.
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 January 26th, 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.
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 |
||107 ||98 |
|Monthly Cost Per Voucher
||$402 ||$332 |
||$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.
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
120 Mulberry St
Howard City, Michigan