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Northern Marianas Housing Corporation

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Closed: Northern Marianas Islands Section 8 HCV

The Northern Marianas Housing Corporation (NMHC) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently closed. It was last opened in July, 2018. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

There were two ways to apply during the opening period:

  1. Download and print the application online.
  2. Pick up an application at at one of the three offices named on the NMHC Public Notice.

Once the application has been completed, it must have been submitted in person at one of the three NMHC offices listed in the public notice.

Preferences have not yet been confirmed.

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

For more information, visit the NMHA website here.

Last Updated on 05/14/2019.

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About Northern Marianas Housing Corporation

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Northern Marianas Housing Corporation provides affordable housing for up to 363 low and moderate income households through its Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) program..

Housing Authority Jurisdiction

Low-income housing managed by Northern Marianas Housing Corporation is located in Northern Mariana Islands

Households with a Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher managed by this housing authority must rent within its jurisdiction.

About the Northern Marianas Housing Corporation Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the HUDs most recent Voucher Management System report, Northern Marianas Housing Corporation manages 355 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

The following table summarizes types of vouchers managed and the monthly costs of each as of December 31st, 2021:

Standard Ported Out
Vouchers 352 3
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $772 $1,034
Monthly Cost $271,673 $3,103
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 12% having issued approximately 25 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 7 years and 10 months. According to the 2016 PSH database, persons who were issued a voucher in the preceding 12 months waited an average of 26 months on the waiting list1.

Income Characteristics

According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 4.7 persons and has a household income of $9,944 per year. 0% of households were very low income (VLI) and 0% were extremely low income (ELI). 43% 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 56% 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, 73% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 16% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 7% 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.

87% of households included children, 38% of which had two adults in the household. 67% of households with children have a female head of household. 75% of all households were headed by a female.

99% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with -1% of all heads of households being Black and -1% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Northern Marianas Housing Corporation Housing Choice Voucher program, 4% include at least one person with a disability. 7% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 38% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

4% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 33% with 2 bedrooms and 62% with 3 or more bedrooms. 1% 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 Northern Marianas Housing Corporation voucher holders in 2016 was $225 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $886. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $141.

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.