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Plymouth Housing Commission

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

Program Details

Plymouth Housing Commission is a Section 8 Agency in Plymouth, Michigan.

Plymouth Housing Commission serves Macomb County, Oakland County, Washtenaw County, Wayne County and Whitmore Lake but does not serve Addison Township, Armada, Armada Township, Augusta Township, Barton Hills, Brandon Township, Bridgewater Township, Bruce Township, Chelsea, Chesterfield, Chesterfield Township, Dexter, Dexter Township, Freedom, Gibraltar, Groveland, Highland Township, Holly, Holly Township, Huron Charter Township, Independence Township, Lake Orion, Lenox Township, Leonard, Lima, Lodi Township, Lyndon Township, Lyon Township, Macomb Township, Manchester, Manchester Township, Memphis, Milford, Milford Township, New Baltimore, New Haven, Northfield Township, Oakland Township, Orchard Lake Village, Orion, Orion Township, Ortonville, Oxford, Oxford Township, Pittsfield Township, Ray Township, Richmond, Richmond Township, Romeo, Rose Township, Saline, Saline Township, Scio Township, Sharon Township, Springfield Township, Sumpter Township, Superior Township, Sylvan Lake, Sylvan Township, Van Buren Township, Washington Township, Webster Township, White Lake Township, Wolverine Lake and York Township.

Plymouth Housing Commission Waiting Lists

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

Macomb, Oakland, Washtenaw and Wayne County, Michigan Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List
  • When: April 27th, 2018 at 12:01 AM ET-May 1st, 2018 at 11:59 PM ET
  • Ways to Apply: Online Application. 
  • Applicants Placed By:  Random Lottery
  • Reasonable Accommodation:  Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority at (734) 455-3670.
  • Preferences For: Preferences Unconfirmed.  Learn More About Preferences

The Plymouth Housing Commission (PHC) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is opening soon, from April 27, 2018 at 12:01 am, until May 1, 2018 at 11:59 pm ET. It was last open for five days from April until May 2017; and prior to that for six days from April until May 2016, and for six days from April until May 2015

To apply during the opening period, complete the online application here.

This opening is a lottery, which means that the date and time the application is received has no impact on waiting list placement. The online application may be difficult to access when the wait list opens, due to high traffic. If this happens, wait a moment and refresh the page. The application is online only, and no paper applications will be available or accepted. Only one application per household will be accepted. If an applicant does not have access to the Internet, they can use a computer at a local library.

The following information is required: First and last name, Social Security Number, date of birth, and total gross income of all household members; and a valid mailing address.

Preferences have not yet been confirmed.

1,000 applicants will be 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.

After applying, learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.

Last Updated on 04/13/2018.

Senior Project-Based Voucher Waiting List: Open Indefinitely

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.

IMPORTANT NOTE: 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 who is currently also on the housing authority's Housing Choice Voucher waiting list may request to receive the next available Housing Choice Voucher or similar tenant-based rental assistance.

Last Updated on 04/13/2018.

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 04/26/2018, it is not known if Plymouth Housing Commission is accepting 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 1,934 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

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

StandardFamily UnificationTenant ProtectionPorted OutNon-Elderly Disabled
Monthly Cost Per Voucher$479$659$485$543$478
Monthly Cost$713,773$78,429$7,280$4,887$95,182

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.
Section 8 Project-Based Voucher (PBV)
Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD)
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