Sterling Heights Housing Commission

37500 Schoenherr Road
Sterling Heights, Macomb County, Michigan 48311

Sterling Heights Housing Commission is a housing authority that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), and Public Housing programs.

Sterling Heights Housing Commission serves Sterling Heights.

Waiting List Statuses
Waiting List Status
Sterling Heights, Michigan Housing Choice Voucher Closed
Sterling Heights Housing Commission Public Housing Unknown

Other Sterling Heights Housing Commission Waiting Lists

During the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, some waiting list openings may be postponed until further notice. Application methods may change, as well. Visit the housing authority's website for the latest on its current operations, if one is available. If there is no information online, you can contact the housing authority directly. Office operations may be different from usual, and it may take days or weeks to get a response.

Sterling Heights Housing Commission Website: http://www.sterling-heights.net/516/Housing-Commission.

Sterling Heights Housing Commission Phone: (586) 264-6410.

Closed: Sterling Heights, Michigan Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

How To Apply to the Waiting List

The Sterling Heights Housing Commission (SHHC) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently closed. Applications were last accepted for one day on January 4, 2021. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

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

This waiting list had the following preferences:

  • Persons that live, work or have a verifiable job opportunity in the City of Sterling Heights, Michigan

It is not known how selected applicants were placed on the waiting list.

The waiting list closed within a half hour of it opening.

For more information, visit the SHHC Housing Choice Voucher page, or the SHHC website.

Sources: This information was verified by the SHHC on November 30, 2020.

Last Updated on 01/04/2021.

Unknown: Public Housing Waiting List

How To Apply to the Waiting List
The status of this waiting list is unknown. If you have information regarding this waiting list contact us.

Last Updated on 11/30/2020.

About Sterling Heights Housing Commission

More information about Sterling Heights Housing Commission can be found on its website at http://www.sterling-heights.net/516/Housing-Commission.

Representatives of Sterling Heights Housing Commission may be available by phone at (586) 264-6410. Unless otherwise noted above, applications will not be provided or accepted by phone.

HCV Portability Status

As of 10/28/2021, it is not known if Sterling Heights 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 Sterling Heights Housing Commission Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the HUDs most recent Voucher Management System report, Sterling Heights Housing Commission manages 37 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

The following is a summary of the types of vouchers managed and the monthly costs of each as of June 30th, 2021:

Standard
Vouchers 37
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $683
Monthly Cost $25,253

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Sterling Heights 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 11% having issued approximately 3 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 5 years and 7 months. According to the 2016 PSH database, persons who were issued a voucher in the preceding 12 months waited an average of 13 months on the waiting list1.

Income Characteristics

According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 2.7 persons and has a household income of $11,455 per year. 94% of households were very low income (VLI) and 78% were extremely low income (ELI). 31% 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 64% of households had other income (Social Security, Disability or Pension) as their major source of income.

Heads of Household Characteristics

3% of households were headed by a person 24 years old or less, 67% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 17% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 14% 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.

67% of households included children, 6% of which had two adults in the household. 64% of households with children have a female head of household. 94% of all households were headed by a female.

64% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 64% of all heads of households being Black and -1% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Sterling Heights Housing Commission Housing Choice Voucher program, 11% include at least one person with a disability. 19% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 60% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

17% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 31% with 2 bedrooms and 53% with 3 or more bedrooms. 25% 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 Sterling Heights Housing Commission voucher holders in 2016 was $324 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $626. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $158.



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 Sterling Heights Housing Commission

Schoenherr Towers

37500 Schoenherr Rd
Sterling Heights, Michigan