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Rockford Housing Commission

59 S Main Street
Rockford, Kent County, Michigan 49341

Rockford Housing Commission is a Public Housing Agency in Rockford, Michigan that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), and Public Housing programs. As of May 25th, 2020, Rockford Housing Commission has 1 waiting lists that are open now or opening soon.

The Rogue Valley Towers Senior and Disabled Public Housing Waiting List is open indefinitely.

Rockford Housing Commission serves Rockford.

Waiting List Statuses
Waiting ListStatus
Rogue Valley Towers Senior and Disabled Public Housing Open Until Further Notice
Rockford, Michigan Housing Choice Voucher Closed

Open Rockford Housing Commission Waiting Lists

Due to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, some upcoming 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, expect a long wait time (days or weeks) for a response.

Rockford Housing Commission Website: http://www.rockfordhousing.org/.

Rockford Housing Commission Phone: (616) 866-0371.

COVID-19 Update: Affordable Housing Online has not yet confirmed if this waiting list is still open. As of March 30, 2020, the Rockford Housing Commission website says:

"The Rockford Housing Commission office is temporarily closed due to COVID-19. Staff will be working from home until instructions change."

More information can be found here.

Open Until Further Notice: Rogue Valley Towers Senior and Disabled Public Housing Waiting List

How To Apply to the Senior and Disabled Public Housing Waiting List

The Rockford Housing Commission (RHC) waiting list for Elderly/Disabled Public Housing apartments at Rogue Valley Towers is currently open. Applications are being accepted since at least August, 2015, until further notice.

Please note: This is the only Public Housing community managed by the RHC.

There are two ways to apply during the opening period:

  1. Print the application that is online here. Select the "Application for Public Housing" link.
  2. Call the RHC at (616) 866-0371 to request an application by mail.

For more information, visit the RHC website.

Service Area

This waiting list is for rental assistance in Rockford, Michigan. Apartments offered through this waiting list are only located within this service area.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (616)866-0371.

Next Steps

Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.

Last Updated on 04/02/2020.

Other Rockford Housing Commission Waiting Lists

Closed: Rockford, Michigan Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

How To Apply to the Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

The Rockford Housing Commission (RHC) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently closed. Applications were last accepted from April 1, 2020 until April 2, 2020.

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

Preferences have not yet been confirmed.

Selected applicants were placed on the waiting list by random lottery, weighed by order of preferences.

For more information, visit the RHC website.

Sources: This information was verified by the RHC, as of March 23, 2020.

Service Area

This waiting list is for rental assistance in Rockford, Michigan.

Last Updated on 04/02/2020.

About Rockford Housing Commission

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

Representatives of Rockford Housing Commission may be available by phone at (616) 866-0371. Unless otherwise noted above, applications will not be provided or accepted by phone.

Open today from 8:30am to 5:00pm ET. Closed for lunch from 12:00 pm until 1:00 pm.

Office Hours

Day Hours
Monday 8:30am-5:00pm
Tuesday Closed
Wednesday 9:00am-5:30pm
Thursday 8:30am-2:30pm
Friday Closed
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed
HCV Portability Status

As of 05/25/2020, it is not known if Rockford 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 Rockford Housing Commission Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the HUDs most recent Voucher Management System report, Rockford Housing Commission manages 39 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
Vouchers 39
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $447
Monthly Cost $17,418

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Rockford 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 21% having issued approximately 3 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 7 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 20 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 $14,915 per year. 93% of households were very low income (VLI) and 57% were extremely low income (ELI). 52% of households had wages as a major source of income, -1% of households had welfare (TANF, General Assistance or Public Assistance) as their primary source of income, and 48% of households had other income (Social Security, Disability or Pension) as their major source of income.

Heads of Household Characteristics

9% of households were headed by a person 24 years old or less, 54% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 20% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 18% were headed by a person 62 years old or older. In addition, 5% of households were headed by a person 85 years old or older.

52% of households included children, 2% of which had two adults in the household. 50% of households with children have a female head of household. 89% of all households were headed by a female.

39% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 36% of all heads of households being Black and -1% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Rockford Housing Commission Housing Choice Voucher program, 14% include at least one person with a disability. 26% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 30% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

32% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 36% with 2 bedrooms and 32% with 3 or more bedrooms. 7% 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 Rockford Housing Commission voucher holders in 2016 was $369 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $561. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $107.



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 Rockford Housing Commission

Rogue Valley Towers

59 S Main St
Rockford, Michigan