Sault Ste Marie Housing Commission
608 Pine Street
Sault Sainte Marie,
Sault Ste Marie 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, Sault Ste Marie Housing Commission has 1 waiting lists that are open now or opening soon.
Open Sault Ste Marie 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.
Sault Ste Marie Housing Commission Phone: (906) 635-5841.
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Note: Due to the decentralized nature of affordable housing information, the information about this waiting list may be out of date.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 Sault Ste. Marie Housing Commission
(SSMHC) is currently accepting
Public Housing waiting list pre-applications for families and senior/disabled individuals.
The SSMHC offers two Public Housing communities with 263 units for families and senior/disabled individuals.
To apply, pick up a pre-application at the SSMHC, located at 608 Pine Street, Sault Ste. Marie, MI 49783, from 9:00 am until 5:00 pm EDT, Monday-Friday.
Once the application has been completed, it must be hand delivered to the address listed above from 9:00 am until 5:00 pm, Monday-Friday.
Be sure to include these documents with your application: Birth certificates, Social Security Cards, proof of all income, and photo IDs for all adult household members.
The SSMHC does not have a preference.
Qualified applicants will be placed on the waiting list by the date and time the application is received.
For more information, visit the SSMHC website
, or call the office at (906) 635-5841 during normal office hours.
Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (906)635-5841.
Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.
Last Updated on 08/07/2015.
About Sault Ste Marie Housing Commission
Representatives of Sault Ste Marie Housing Commission may be available by phone at (906) 635-5841. Unless otherwise noted above, applications will not be provided or accepted by phone.
About the Sault Ste Marie Housing Commission Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program
As of the HUDs most recent Voucher Management System report, Sault Ste Marie Housing Commission manages 44 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:
|Monthly Cost Per Voucher
Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Sault Ste Marie 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 29% having issued approximately 2 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 4 years and 3 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.
According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 1.3 persons and has a household income of $11,481 per year. 98% of households were very low income (VLI) and 62% were extremely low income (ELI). 11% 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 87% of households had other income (Social Security, Disability or Pension) as their major source of income.
Heads of Household Characteristics
-1% of households were headed by a person 24 years old or less, 20% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 42% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 38% 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.
12% of households included children, -1% of which had two adults in the household. 13% of households with children have a female head of household. 71% of all households were headed by a female.
11% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 2% of all heads of households being Black and -1% being Hispanic.
Of all households participating in the Sault Ste Marie Housing Commission Housing Choice Voucher program, 47% include at least one person with a disability. 57% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 53% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.
Bedroom Size and Overhousing
73% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 18% with 2 bedrooms and 9% 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 Sault Ste Marie Housing Commission voucher holders in 2016 was $274 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $381. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $59.
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.
Low Income Housing Managed by Sault Ste Marie Housing Commission
633 W Portage Ave
Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan