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Saint Louis Housing Commission

308 Delaware Street
St Louis, Gratiot County, Michigan 48880

Saint Louis Housing Commission is a housing authority that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), and Public Housing programs. As of January 26th, 2021, Saint Louis Housing Commission has 2 waiting lists that are open now or opening soon.

Saint Louis Housing Commission serves St Louis.

Waiting List Statuses
Waiting List Status
Saint Louis Housing Commission Housing Choice Voucher Open Until Further Notice
Saint Louis Housing Commission Public Housing Open Until Further Notice

Open Saint Louis 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.

Saint Louis Housing Commission Website: http://www.stlouismi.com/1/stlouis/housing_commission.asp.

Saint Louis Housing Commission Phone: (989) 681-5100.

Open Until Further Notice: Saint Louis Housing Commission Housing Choice Voucher 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Note: Due to the decentralized nature of affordable housing information, the information about this waiting list may be out of date.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 Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

The Saint Louis Housing Commission (SLHC) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently open. This waiting list is open indefinitely.

Saint Louis, MI is about 50 miles north of Lansing, MI.

There are two ways to apply:

  1. Visit the SLHC to pick up an application, located at 308 Delaware St., Saint Louis, Michigan 48880, from 1:00 pm until 4:30 pm on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays; and 8:30 am until 4:30 pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
  2. Download and print the pre-application online here.

Once the application has been completed, it must be hand delivered to the address listed above, from 1:00 pm until 4:30 pm on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays; and 8:30 am until 4:30 pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Be sure to include these documents with your application for all members of the household: Birth certificate, Social Security Card, drivers license or other photo ID, bank statements, W-2 form or seaman card (if applicable), baptismal certificate or naturalization card (if applicable), proof of pregnancy from doctor (if applicable), marriage license (if applicable), divorce decree (if applicable), public assistance award letter (if applicable), three current and consecutive check stubs (if applicable), original award letter for unemployment (if applicable), SSI/Social Security award letter (if applicable), and letter from the registrar (if full-time student).

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.

For more information, visit the SLHC website, or call the office at (989) 681-5100, from 1:00 pm until 4:30 pm on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays; and 8:30 am until 4:30 pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (989)681-5100.

Next Steps

Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.

Last Updated on 07/14/2017.

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 Saint Louis Housing Commission (SLHC) is currently accepting Public Housing waiting list pre-applications for families and senior/disabled individuals.

The SLHC offers one Public Housing community with 80 units for families and senior/disabled individuals.

There are two ways to apply:
  1. Visit the SLHC to pick up a pre-application, located at 308 Delaware St., Saint Louis, Michigan 48880, from 8:30 am until 4:30 pm EDT on Tuesdays and Thursdays; and from 1:00 pm until 4:30 pm on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays.
  2. Download the online pre-application here and the Declaration of Section 214 Status, then print and complete.
Once the application has been completed, it must be hand delivered to the address listed above, from 8:30 am until 4:30 pm EDT on Tuesdays and Thursdays; and from 1:00 pm until 4:30 pm on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays.

Be sure to include these documents with your application: Birth Certificates, baptismal certificate or naturalization card; Social Security Card, W-2 form or seaman card; drivers license or other photo ID for all adult household members; proof of pregnancy from doctor (if applicable); marriage license (if applicable); divorce decree (if applicable); public assistance award letter (if applicable); three current and consecutive check stubs (if applicable); original award letter for unemployment (if applicable); court-ordered award letter for child support/alimony (if applicable); SSI/Social Security award letter (if applicable); pension/annuity award notice (if applicable); letter from the registrar (if a full-time student); bank statements (if applicable); daycare contact information (if receiving deductions); verification from your doctor estimating out-of-pocket expenses (if receiving deductions).

No preferences were noted.

For more information, visit the SLHC website, or call the office at (989) 681-5100 from 8:30 am until 4:30 pm EDT on Tuesdays and Thursdays; and from 1:00 pm until 4:30 pm on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (989)681-5100.

Next Steps

Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.

Last Updated on 08/10/2015.

About Saint Louis Housing Commission

More information about Saint Louis Housing Commission can be found on its website at http://www.stlouismi.com/1/stlouis/housing_commission.asp.

Representatives of Saint Louis Housing Commission may be available by phone at (989) 681-5100. Unless otherwise noted above, applications will not be provided or accepted by phone.

HCV Portability Status

As of 01/26/2021, it is not known if Saint Louis 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 Saint Louis Housing Commission Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the HUDs most recent Voucher Management System report, Saint Louis Housing Commission manages 149 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 Ported Out
Vouchers 148 1
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $297 $828
Monthly Cost $43,891 $828

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Saint Louis 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 22% having issued approximately 7 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 5 years and 6 months. According to the 2016 PSH database, persons who were issued a voucher in the preceding 12 months waited an average of -1 months on the waiting list1.

Income Characteristics

According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 2.2 persons and has a household income of $12,023 per year. 94% of households were very low income (VLI) and 61% were extremely low income (ELI). 25% 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 74% of households had other income (Social Security, Disability or Pension) as their major source of income.

Heads of Household Characteristics

4% of households were headed by a person 24 years old or less, 52% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 23% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 21% 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.

42% of households included children, 5% of which had two adults in the household. 35% of households with children have a female head of household. 74% of all households were headed by a female.

7% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 1% of all heads of households being Black and -1% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Saint Louis Housing Commission Housing Choice Voucher program, 25% include at least one person with a disability. 41% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 65% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

40% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 34% with 2 bedrooms and 27% with 3 or more bedrooms. 10% 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 Saint Louis Housing Commission voucher holders in 2016 was $321 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $403. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $129.



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 Saint Louis Housing Commission

Oak Ridge

309 Oakridge Dr
St Louis, Michigan