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Section 8 Waiting Lists in Michigan

As of April 5th 2020, there are 10 Section 8 waiting lists that are open now, opening soon, or always open in Michigan.

Section 8 Waiting Lists Open Now

There are currently 1 Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Waiting Lists that are open now and will be closing soon.

Waiting List Status
Multi-County, MI Limited Section 8 HCV Waiting List Open until May 29th, 2020 at 5:00pm

Section 8 Waiting Lists Opening Soon

There are 1 Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Waiting Lists that will open soon.

Waiting List Open Date
Multi-County, MI Limited Section 8 HCV Waiting List Opens on April 27th, 2020 at 8:00am

Section 8 Waiting Lists Open Until Further Notice

There are 8 Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Waiting Lists in Michigan that are either always open or that have not announced a closing date.

Waiting List Last Updated On
Boyne City, Michigan March 7th, 2019
Reed City Housing Commission July 2nd, 2018
Grayling Housing Commission July 14th, 2017
Manistique, Michigan July 10th, 2018
Baldwin Housing Commission July 16th, 2018
Saint Louis Housing Commission July 14th, 2017
Mount Pleasant Housing Commission July 14th, 2017
Iron County Housing Commission August 4th, 2015

There are 131 housing authorities in Michigan which offer the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program. For more on the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher program visit the Housing Choice Voucher section of our Low Income Housing Renter's Guide.

Closed Section 8 Waiting Lists

The following waiting lists have been confirmed to be closed in the last two years.

Waiting List Closed Date
Rockford, MI Section 8 HCV Waiting List Closed on April 2nd, 2020
Roseville, MI Section 8 HCV Waiting List Closed on March 29th, 2020
Wayne County, MI Section 8 HCV Waiting List Closed on February 25th, 2020
City of Detroit and Wayne, Oakland, Macomb, Lapeer, and St. Clair County, MI Section 8 HCV Waiting List Closed on February 5th, 2020
Taylor, MI Section 8 HCV Waiting List Closed on January 31st, 2020
Inkster, Michigan Section 8 HCV Waiting List Closed on January 15th, 2020
Kent County, MI Section 8 HCV Waiting List Closed on December 11th, 2019
Livonia, MI Section 8 HCV Waiting List Closed on November 4th, 2019
Eaton and Clinton County, Michigan Mainstream (NED) Section 8 HCV Waiting List Closed on August 16th, 2019
Westland, MI Section 8 HCV Waiting List Closed on August 5th, 2019
Kent County, and Various Cities in Ottawa County, MI Section 8 HCV Waiting List Closed on June 11th, 2019
Eastpointe Area, MI Section 8 HCV Waiting List Closed on May 19th, 2019
Macomb, Oakland, Washtenaw, and Wayne County, MI Section 8 HCV Waiting List Closed on April 30th, 2019
Battle Creek, MI Section 8 HCV Waiting List Closed on April 5th, 2019
Montclam County, MI Section 8 HCV Waiting List Closed on January 31st, 2019
Monroe and Washtenaw County, MI Limited Section 8 HCV Waiting Lists Closed on November 16th, 2018
Non-Elderly Disabled Closed on November 16th, 2018
Wayne, Oakland and Macomb County, Michigan Section 8 HCV Waiting List Closed on August 3rd, 2018
Southfield, Michigan Closed on April 26th, 2018
Wayne County, Michigan Section 8 HCV Waiting List Closed on April 22nd, 2018
Saginaw County, Michigan Closed on February 23rd, 2018