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St. Clair Shores Housing Commission

1000 Blossom Heath Boulevard
Saint Clair Shores, Michigan 48080

St. Clair Shores Housing Commission is a Public Housing Agency in Saint Clair Shores, Michigan that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), and Public Housing programs. As of May 26th, 2020, St. Clair Shores Housing Commission has 1 waiting lists that are open now or opening soon.

The Public Housing Waiting List is open indefinitely.

Waiting List Statuses
Waiting ListStatus
Public Housing Open Until Further Notice
St. Clair Shores Housing Commission Housing Choice Voucher Closed

Open St. Clair Shores 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.

St. Clair Shores Housing Commission Website: http://scshc.org/.

St. Clair Shores Housing Commission Phone: (586) 773-9200.

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Note: Due to the decentralized nature of affordable housing information, the information about this waiting list may be out of date.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 St. Clair Shores Housing Commission (SCSHC) is currently accepting Public Housing waiting list applications for families and senior/disabled individuals.

The SCSHC offers one Pubic Housing community with 250 units for families and senior/disabled individuals.

There are two ways to apply:
  1. Visit the SCSHC to pick up a pre-application, located at 1000 Blossom Heath Blvd., St. Clair Shores, MI 48080, from 8:30 am until 5:00 pm EDT, Monday-Friday.
  2. 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, or faxed to (586) 776-8281. 

No documents are needed at this time.

The SCSHC does have a preference for: live and/or work in the City of St. Clair Shores, and working 20 or more hours a week.

For more information, visit the SCSHC website, or call the office at (586) 773-9200 from 8:30 am until 5:00 pm, Monday-Friday.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (586)773-9200.

Next Steps

Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.

Last Updated on 08/06/2015.

Other St. Clair Shores Housing Commission Waiting Lists

Closed: St. Clair Shores Housing Commission Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

How To Apply to the Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

The St. Clair Shores Housing Commission (SCSHC) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently closed. It is not known when the waiting list was last open, or when it will reopen.

Last Updated on 06/30/2015.

About St. Clair Shores Housing Commission

More information about St. Clair Shores Housing Commission can be found on its website at http://scshc.org/.

Representatives of St. Clair Shores Housing Commission may be available by phone at (586) 773-9200. Unless otherwise noted above, applications will not be provided or accepted by phone.

HCV Portability Status

As of 05/26/2020, it is not known if St. Clair Shores 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 St. Clair Shores Housing Commission Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the HUDs most recent Voucher Management System report, St. Clair Shores Housing Commission manages 64 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 64
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $608
Monthly Cost $38,910

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for St. Clair Shores 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 3% having issued approximately 22 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 9 years0 months. According to the 2016 PSH database, persons who were issued a voucher in the preceding 12 months waited an average of 74 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 $14,017 per year. 94% of households were very low income (VLI) and 64% were extremely low income (ELI). 30% 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 63% 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, 58% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 22% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 19% were headed by a person 62 years old or older. In addition, 3% of households were headed by a person 85 years old or older.

49% of households included children, 1% of which had two adults in the household. 49% of households with children have a female head of household. 91% of all households were headed by a female.

31% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 31% of all heads of households being Black and -1% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the St. Clair Shores Housing Commission Housing Choice Voucher program, 24% include at least one person with a disability. 39% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 54% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

28% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 21% with 2 bedrooms and 51% with 3 or more bedrooms. 16% 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 St. Clair Shores Housing Commission voucher holders in 2016 was $424 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $716. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $174.



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.