About Taylor Housing Commission

The Taylor Housing Commission is a Section 8 and Public Housing Public Housing Agency in Taylor, Michigan.

The Taylor Housing Commission serves Taylor.

Taylor Housing Commission Waiting Lists

Public Housing Waiting List: Open Indefinitely

The Taylor Housing Commission (THC) is currently accepting Public Housing waiting list pre-applications for senior/disabled individuals.

Please note: The THC does not offer a Public Housing program for families.

The THC offers one Public Housing community with 102 units for senior/disabled individuals.

There are two ways to apply:
  1. Visit the THC to pick up a pre-application, located at 15270 S Plaza Drive, Taylor, MI 48180, from 9:00 am until 4:00 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.

Be sure to include these documents with your application: Social Security Cards, and photo IDs for all adult household members.

Please note: If the application is for two adults, an additional criminal release form and 214 citizenship form for the other adult will have to be completed.

The THC does have a preference point system that may improve your spot on the waiting list: rent burden, substandard living conditions, involuntary displaced, victim of domestic violence, homeless, elderly, or disabled.

For more information, visit the THC website, or call the office at (734) 287-2491 from 9:00 am until 4:00 pm, Monday-Friday.

Last Updated on 08/06/2015.

Taylor Housing Commission Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List: Closed

The Taylor Housing Commission Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List is currently closed.

Last Updated on 07/20/2015.

About the Taylor Housing Commission Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the most recent VMS report, Taylor Housing Commission manages 923 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

The following is a summary of the types of vouchers managed and the monthly costs of each:

Standard Tenant Protection Ported Out
Vouchers 785 34 5
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $559 $290 $1,022
Monthly Cost $438,618 $9,851 $5,111

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Taylor 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 16% having issued approximately 55 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 7 years and 2 months. According to the 2016 PSH database, persons who were issued a voucher in the preceding 12 months waited an average of 77 months on the waiting list1.

Income Characteristics

According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 2.5 persons and has a household income of $12,400 per year. 95% of households were very low income (VLI) and 74% were extremely low income (ELI). 32% 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 59% of households had other income (Social Security, Disability or Pension) as their major source of income.

Heads of Household Characteristics

2% of households were headed by a person 24 years old or less, 63% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 17% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 17% 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.

53% of households included children, 2% of which had two adults in the household. 52% of households with children have a female head of household. 88% of all households were headed by a female.

67% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 63% of all heads of households being Black and 0% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Taylor Housing Commission Housing Choice Voucher program, 16% include at least one person with a disability. 30% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 57% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

22% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 28% with 2 bedrooms and 49% with 3 or more bedrooms. 24% 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 Taylor Housing Commission voucher holders in 2016 was $325 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $628. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $151.

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.