Is the Section 8 waiting list open in Michigan?
Currently, all homeless waiting lists are open in each county.
How long is the waiting list for Section 8 in Michigan?
There is no set period for how long you will be on the waiting list before you are officially in the program. Nor can you apply wherever you like at any time. You can only apply to a county with an open waiting list. Counties are open for approximately 3 months at a time.
How do I get emergency Section 8?
To apply for an emergency section 8 voucher, and to try to be given priority to bypass a waiting list, immediately call a local public housing authority in your town or county near you. Select a state below to find a housing authority in your area for priority review.
How do I get a Section 8 voucher in Michigan?
To apply for Michigan Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher program, you need to contact MSHDA. You can also apply online through online pre-screening (https://webapp.mshda.cgi-bps.com/). You can call at (517) 241 8986 any time to get assistance with the application process.
How does Section 8 work in Michigan?
With Section 8, you pay about 30% to 40% of your monthly household income for rent in privately-owned housing, while the government pays the rest. Note: You may end up eventually paying more than 30% to 40% of your income for rent if the landlord raises the rent after you move in.
Can you get Section 8 with no income?
For most programs, such as the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher program, yes. The most important qualifier is income, you can qualify if you make less than the listed income limit for that area. Having no income at all falls under that category.
What qualifies you for Section 8 in Michigan?
To get any type of Section 8 benefits, you must: Have very low income (less than 50% of the area median income) Be a U.S. citizen or an eligible immigrant. Eligible immigrants include permanent legal residents, refugees, asylees, and lawful temporary residents.