About Mount Pleasant Housing Commission

The Mount Pleasant Housing Commission is a Section 8 and Public Housing Public Housing Agency in Mount Pleasant, Michigan.

The Mount Pleasant Housing Commission serves Mount Pleasant.

Mount Pleasant Housing Commission Waiting Lists

Mount Pleasant Housing Commission Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List: Open Indefinitely

The Mount Pleasant Housing Commission (MPHC) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently open. This waiting list is open indefinitely.

 

Mt. Pleasant, MI is about 80 miles northeast of Grand Rapids, MI.

 

There are two ways to apply:

  1. Download the pre-application online here, then print and complete.
  2. Pick up the pre-application at the MPHC, located at 1 W Mosher St., Mt. Pleasant, MI 48858.

Once the pre-application has been completed, it must be submitted to the MPHC office during normal office hours.

 

The following documentation is required of all members of the household: Social Security Numbers, driver's liscence or State-issued photo ID, proof of custodianship of minors (if applicable), income, and assets.

 

After a pre-application has been submitted, it will be reviewed by the MPHC within 30 days of the pre-application submission.

 

Applicants will receive a confirmation number upon submitting the pre-application. It is important to keep that number in a safe, easy to access place. It will be needed any time when referencing your pre-application with the housing authority.

 

Applicants will be notified of denial or acceptance onto the waiting list by mail after it is reviewed. Denied applicants can request a hearing within 14 days of the date of denial.

 

The MPHC stresses that applicants must keep the office informed of any changes of information, such as income and contact information. Furthermore, the pre-application says that information must be updated once a year. If the MPHC attempts to contact you and does not hear a response, it has the right to terminate your application.

 

For more information, visit the PMHC website, or call the office at (989) 773-3784.

Last Updated on 07/14/2017.

Public Housing Waiting List: Open Indefinitely

The Mount Pleasant Housing Commission (MPHC) is currently accepting Public Housing waiting list pre applications for families and senior/disabled individuals.

The MPHC offers one Public Housing community with 26 units for families and senior/disabled individuals.

There are two ways to apply:
1. Download the online pre-application here, then print and complete.
2. Pick up the pre-application at the MPHC, located at 1 W Mosher St., Mt. Pleasant, MI 48858.

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

Be sure to include copies of these documents with the application: Birth Certificates, Social Security Cards, proof of all income, photo IDs for all adult household members.

The MPHC does have a preference for: Homeless, exiting an institution for substance abuse, or mental health, victim of domestic violence, live and or work in Isabella County, or involuntarily displaced.

More information can be found by visiting the MPHC website a thttp://www.mtphousing.com/, or by calling 989-773-3784 during normal office hours.

Last Updated on 08/07/2015.


About the Mount Pleasant Housing Commission Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the most recent VMS report, Mount Pleasant Housing Commission manages 49 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

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

Standard
Vouchers 49
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $372
Monthly Cost $18,208

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Mount Pleasant 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 10% having issued approximately 5 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 5 years and 5 months. According to the 2016 PSH database, persons who were issued a voucher in the preceding 12 months waited an average of 18 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 $11,476 per year. 94% of households were very low income (VLI) and 58% were extremely low income (ELI). 26% 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 68% of households had other income (Social Security, Disability or Pension) as their major source of income.

Heads of Household Characteristics

8% of households were headed by a person 24 years old or less, 46% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 22% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 24% 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.

28% of households included children, 4% of which had two adults in the household. 26% of households with children have a female head of household. 76% of all households were headed by a female.

24% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 14% of all heads of households being Black and -1% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Mount Pleasant Housing Commission Housing Choice Voucher program, 39% 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. 85% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

46% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 42% with 2 bedrooms and 12% 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 Mount Pleasant Housing Commission voucher holders in 2016 was $284 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $466. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $111.



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.