Plymouth Housing Commission

1160 Sheridan Street
Plymouth, Wayne County, Michigan
(734) 455-3670

Waiting List Statuses
Waiting ListStatus
Project-Based Voucher Open Indefinitely
Housing Choice Voucher Closed

Open Plymouth Housing Commission Waiting Lists

Open Indefinitely: Senior Project-Based Voucher Waiting List

The Plymouth Housing Commission (PHC) is currently accepting Senior Subsidized Low Income Housing waiting list applications for Tonquish Creek Manor. Applicants must be at least 62 years old.

To apply, call the PHC at (734) 455-3670, and request an application.

For more information, visit the PHC website, or call the office at (734) 455-3670.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via 7344553670.

IMPORTANT: This is not the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher program. Section 8 Project-Based Voucher tenants are required to live in a specific apartment community or scattered site. After one year of occupancy, a Project-Based Voucher tenant may request to be placed on a waiting list to receive the next available Housing Choice Voucher or similar tenant-based rental assistance.

Last Updated on 04/13/2018.

Other Plymouth Housing Commission Waiting Lists

Closed: Macomb, Oakland, Washtenaw and Wayne County, Michigan Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

The Plymouth Housing Commission (PHC) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently closed. It was last open for five days from April until May 2018; and before that for five days from April until May 2017, for six days from April until May 2016, and for six days from April until May 2015. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

To apply during the opening period, applicants were required to complete the online application.

Preferences have not yet been confirmed.

1,000 applicants were placed on the waiting list by random lottery. Only applicants who have been placed on the waiting list will be notified by mail on or before July 1, 2018.

Applicants will receive a tracking number after submitting the application. It is important to keep this number in a safe and easy to access place.

For more information, read the PHC public notice, visit the PHC website, or call the office at (734) 455-3670.

Last Updated on 05/30/2018.

About Plymouth Housing Commission

More information about Plymouth Housing Commission can be found on its website at http://phchousing.net/.

How To Update Your Application

Submit changes in writing to the Plymouth Housing Commission, 1160 Sheridan Street, Plymouth, MI 48170.

HCV Portability Status

As of 12/14/2018, it is not known if Plymouth Housing Commission is aborbing 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 Plymouth Housing Commission Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the most recent VMS report, Plymouth Housing Commission manages 1,920 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

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

Standard Family Unification Tenant Protection Ported Out Non-Elderly Disabled
Vouchers 1,473 111 16 15 201
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $553 $634 $499 $748 $508
Monthly Cost $814,175 $70,364 $7,991 $11,223 $102,050

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Plymouth 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 9% having issued approximately 220 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 7 years0 months. According to the 2016 PSH database, persons who were issued a voucher in the preceding 12 months waited an average of 15 months on the waiting list1.

Income Characteristics

According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 2.4 persons and has a household income of $13,845 per year. 93% of households were very low income (VLI) and 68% were extremely low income (ELI). 32% 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 61% of households had other income (Social Security, Disability or Pension) as their major source of income.

Heads of Household Characteristics

3% of households were headed by a person 24 years old or less, 61% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 18% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 18% were headed by a person 62 years old or older. In addition, 2% of households were headed by a person 85 years old or older.

53% of households included children, 3% of which had two adults in the household. 51% of households with children have a female head of household. 88% of all households were headed by a female.

81% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 79% of all heads of households being Black and 0% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Plymouth Housing Commission Housing Choice Voucher program, 23% include at least one person with a disability. 38% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 63% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

27% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 33% with 2 bedrooms and 41% with 3 or more bedrooms. 18% 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 Plymouth Housing Commission voucher holders in 2016 was $375 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $600. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $158.



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.


Apartment Communities managed by Plymouth Housing Commission

1160 Sheridan St
Plymouth, Michigan
Tonquish Creek Manor is a 104 unit low income housing apartment community in Plymouth.
Apartments in this community are not rent subsidized. However, this apartment community has rents considered affordable for low income families in Plymouth.
Income Based
Section 8 Project-Based Voucher (PBV)
Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD)
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