About Wyoming Housing Commission

The Wyoming Housing Commission is a Section 8 and Public Housing public housing agency in Wyoming, Michigan.

The Wyoming Housing Commission serves the state of Michigan.

Wyoming Housing Commission Waiting Lists

Public Housing Waiting List: Open Now

The Wyoming Housing Commission (WHC) is currently accepting Public Housing waiting list applications, from November 28, 2016 at 12:00 am, until February 2, 2016 at 5:00 pm ET.

Please note: This waiting list has preferences. This means that applicants who qualify for these preferences will receive assistance before applicants who do not. Because of these preferences, applicants who do not qualify may have a longer wait to receive assistance.

To apply, complete the online application here.

The following documentation is required of all members of the household: First and last name, Social Security Number, birth date, gross annual income.

The following documentation is required of the applicant: Address and phone number.


This waiting list has the following preferences: Working, disabled, elderly, families with children.

A confirmation number will be given once the application has been submitted. It is important to keep this confirmation number in a safe, easy to access place.

Applicants will first be selected for waiting list placement by random lottery. Those applicants will then be placed on the waiting list by date and time the application is received, after sorting preferences. Persons placed on the waiting list will be notified by mail.

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 In the case that the office sends a notice that does not get returned, or if application information is out of date, your name may be terminated from the waiting list.

Persons on the waiting list can update application information by visiting the WHC office, located at 2450 36th Street SW, Wyoming, MI 49519.

For more information, read the WHC public notice, visit the WHC website, or call the office at (616) 534-5471.

Summary

  • What: Wyoming Housing Commission Public Housing Opening
  • Preferences For: The Elderly. Working/Employed. Persons with Disabilities. Families with Children.

  • A waiting list with preferences means that applicants who qualify for the preferences will receive assistance before applicants who do not. Because of the preferences, applicants who do not qualify may have a longer wait to receive assistance. Learn More About Preferences.

Last Updated on 11/28/2016.

Wyoming Housing Commission Section 8 HCV Waiting List : Closed

Please note: The Wyoming Housing Commission covers Kent County, MI, and part of Ottawa County, MI.
The Wyoming Housing Commission (WHC) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently closed. It is not known when this waiting list was last open, or when it will reopen.

For more information, visit the WHC website, or call the office at (616) 534-5471.

Last Updated on 11/28/2016.


About the Wyoming Housing Commission Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of March 31st, 2016 the Wyoming Housing Commission manages 1,030 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

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

Standard Homeownership Ported Out Non-Elderly Disabled
Vouchers 900 13 21 96
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $530 $551 $806 $468
Monthly Cost $476,881 $7,164 $16,922 $44,893

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Wyoming 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 10% having issued approximately 102 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 8 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 56 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 $14,630 per year. 94% of households were very low income (VLI) and 65% were extremely low income (ELI). 35% of households had wages as a major source of income, 0% of households had welfare (TANF, General Assistance or Public Assistance) as their primary source of income, and 62% 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, 65% 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, 1% of households were headed by a person 85 years old or older.

62% of households included children, 3% of which had two adults in the household. 61% of households with children have a female head of household. 92% of all households were headed by a female.

78% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 68% of all heads of households being Black and 0% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Wyoming Housing Commission Housing Choice Voucher program, 23% include at least one person with a disability. 37% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 80% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

20% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 37% with 2 bedrooms and 43% with 3 or more bedrooms. 15% 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 Wyoming Housing Commission voucher holders in 2016 was $379 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $616. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $130.



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.