About Reed City Housing Commission

The Reed City Housing Commission is a Section 8 and Public Housing Public Housing Agency in Reed City, Michigan.

As of July 30th, 2015 we have confirmed Reed City Housing Commission has services or waiting list preferences for Those Displaced by Natural Disaster.

The Reed City Housing Commission serves Reed City.

Reed City Housing Commission Waiting Lists

Reed City Housing Commission Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List: Open Indefinitely

The Reed City Housing Commission (RCHC) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently open. This waiting list is open indefinitely.

There are three ways to apply:
  1. Visit the RCHC office to pick up a pre-application, located at 802 South Mill Street, Reed City, MI 49677, during normal office hours.
  2. Request to have a pre-application mailed to you by calling (231) 832-2762 during normal office hours.
  3. Download the online pre-application here, then print and complete.
Once the application has been completed, it can be mailed or hand delivered to the address listed above. 

Be sure to include copies of these documents with your application: Social Security Cards, and the front and back of a government issued photo ID for all adult household members.

The RCHC does have a preference point system that may improve your spot on the waiting list: veteran, homeless, rent burden, or involuntarily displaced.

For more information, the RCHC can be reached by calling (231) 832-2762 during normal office hours, or by visiting the RCHC website.

Last Updated on 07/30/2015.

Public Housing Waiting List: Open Indefinitely

The Reed City Housing Commission (RCHC) is currently accepting Public Housing waiting list pre-applications for families and senior/disabled individuals.

The RCHC offers one Public Housing community with 101 units for families and senior/disabled individuals.

There are three ways to apply:
  1. Visit the RCHC to pick up a pre-application, located at 802 South Mill Street, Reed City, MI 49677-1383, during normal office hours.
  2. Request to have a pre-application mailed to you by calling (231) 832-2762 during normal office hours.
  3. Download the online pre-application here, then print and complete.
Once the application has been completed, it can be mailed or hand delivered to the address listed above. 

Be sure to include copies of these documents with your application: Social Security Cards, and the front and back of a government issued photo ID for all adult household members.

The RCHC does have a preference point system: Veteran, homeless, rent burden, or involuntarily displaced.

For more information, visit the RCHC website, or call the office at (231) 832-2762 during normal office hours.

Last Updated on 08/07/2015.

More information about Reed City Housing Commission can be found on its website at http://www.reedcityhousing.com.


About the Reed City Housing Commission Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the most recent VMS report, Reed City Housing Commission manages 66 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

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

Standard
Vouchers 66
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $318
Monthly Cost $21,003

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Reed City 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 15% having issued approximately 5 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 3 years and 1 months. According to the 2016 PSH database, persons who were issued a voucher in the preceding 12 months waited an average of 12 months on the waiting list1.

Income Characteristics

According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 2.3 persons and has a household income of $11,142 per year. 94% of households were very low income (VLI) and 71% were extremely low income (ELI). 43% of households had wages as a major source of income, 3% of households had welfare (TANF, General Assistance or Public Assistance) as their primary source of income, and 53% of households had other income (Social Security, Disability or Pension) as their major source of income.

Heads of Household Characteristics

12% of households were headed by a person 24 years old or less, 53% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 21% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 15% 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.

56% of households included children, 12% of which had two adults in the household. 51% of households with children have a female head of household. 87% of all households were headed by a female.

13% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 13% of all heads of households being Black and -1% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Reed City Housing Commission Housing Choice Voucher program, 19% include at least one person with a disability. 34% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 40% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

35% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 31% with 2 bedrooms and 34% with 3 or more bedrooms. 13% 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 Reed City Housing Commission voucher holders in 2016 was $266 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $461. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $87.



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.