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Muskegon Housing Commission

1080 Terrace
Muskegon, Muskegon County, Michigan 49442

Muskegon Housing Commission is a Public Housing Agency that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), and Public Housing programs. As of October 21st, 2020, Muskegon Housing Commission has 1 waiting lists that are open now or opening soon.

The Public Housing Waiting List is open indefinitely.

Muskegon Housing Commission serves Muskegon County.

Waiting List Statuses
Waiting ListStatus
Public Housing Open Until Further Notice
Muskegon Housing Commission Housing Choice Voucher Closed

Open Muskegon 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.

Muskegon Housing Commission Website: http://www.muskegonhousing.org/.

Muskegon Housing Commission Phone: (231) 722-2647.

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Note: Due to the decentralized nature of affordable housing information, the information about this waiting list may be out of date.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 Muskegon Housing Commission (MHC) is currently accepting Public Housing waiting list pre-applications for families and senior/disabled individuals.

The MHC offers two Public Housing communities for families and senior/disabled individuals:
  1. Hartford Terrace has one bedroom units for senior/disabled individuals.
  2. The Family Public Housing program has duplexes for families that require two or bedrooms.

Once the application has been completed, it must be hand delivered to 1080 Terrace Street, Muskegon, MI 49442, from 9:30 am until 5:45 pm EDT, Monday-Thursday.

Be sure to include these documents with your application: Proof of all income, birth certificates, Social Security Cards, photo IDs for all adult household members, food stamp award letter, and bank statements.

The MHC does have a preference point system: Near elderly, elderly, and those who receive disability income.

For more information, visit the MHC website, or call the office at (231) 722-2647 from 9:30 am until 5:45 pm, Monday-Thursday.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (231)722-2647.

Next Steps

Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.

Last Updated on 08/07/2015.

Other Muskegon Housing Commission Waiting Lists

Closed: Muskegon Housing Commission Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

How To Apply to the Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List


Please note: The Muskegon Housing Commission covers Muskegon County, MI.

The Muskegon Housing Commission (MHC) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is s opening soon for application submission for one day only, on May 18, 2016 from 12:00 pm until 4:00 pm ET.



Please note: 



  • Applicants can only submit an application if they picked one up on May 12, 2016.
  • This waiting list has preferences. This means that applicants who qualify for these preferences will receive assistance before applicants who do not. Because of these preferences, applicants who do not qualify may have a longer wait to receive assistance.
To apply during the opening period, the completed application must be dropped off to the MHC office at the address above, on May 18, 2016 from 12:00 pm until 4:00 pm.


This waiting list has the following preferences: Elderly, near elderly, disabled.


Important note: Applicants who have been placed on the waiting list must inform the housing authority immediately if your application information changes (such as contact information, income, and household members). In the case that the office sends a notice that does not get returned, or if application information is out of date, your name may be terminated from the waiting list. Contact the housing authority to find out how to update application information. 


Applicants will be placed on the waiting list by date and time of application submission, by order of preferences.



For more information, visit the MHC website, or call the office at (231) 722-2647.

Last Updated on 05/12/2016.

About Muskegon Housing Commission

More information about Muskegon Housing Commission can be found on its website at http://www.muskegonhousing.org/.

Representatives of Muskegon Housing Commission may be available by phone at (231) 722-2647. Unless otherwise noted above, applications will not be provided or accepted by phone.

HCV Portability Status

As of 10/21/2020, it is not known if Muskegon Housing Commission is either absorbing or billing Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher portability requests for porting in. Learn more about porting Housing Choice Vouchers to a new area here.


About the Muskegon Housing Commission Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the HUDs most recent Voucher Management System report, Muskegon Housing Commission manages 146 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 VASH
Vouchers 123 23
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $465 $399
Monthly Cost $57,182 $9,171

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Muskegon 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 25% having issued approximately 7 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 6 years and 8 months. According to the 2016 PSH database, persons who were issued a voucher in the preceding 12 months waited an average of 42 months on the waiting list1.

Income Characteristics

According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 2.6 persons and has a household income of $10,949 per year. 93% of households were very low income (VLI) and 67% were extremely low income (ELI). 26% of households had wages as a major source of income, 10% of households had welfare (TANF, General Assistance or Public Assistance) as their primary source of income, and 51% 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, 63% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 23% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 12% 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.

57% of households included children, 4% of which had two adults in the household. 52% of households with children have a female head of household. 78% of all households were headed by a female.

82% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 82% of all heads of households being Black and -1% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Muskegon Housing Commission Housing Choice Voucher program, 14% include at least one person with a disability. 30% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 48% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

17% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 31% with 2 bedrooms and 53% with 3 or more bedrooms. 23% 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 Muskegon Housing Commission voucher holders in 2016 was $275 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $574. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $151.



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 Muskegon Housing Commission

Hartford Terrace

1080 Terrace St
Muskegon, Michigan