MSHDA HCV Waiting List Information

If you need assistance in paying your rent, reside or work in a county with an open waiting list, your income falls within allowable limits, and the rental unit you choose to live in meets the Housing Quality Standards inspection and rental limits set forth by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), you may qualify for the program. Proof of residency in the county for which you apply is required upon your name being drawn off the waiting list for assistance.


The Arenac County waiting list closing date has been extended to August 31, 2015 5:00 PM EST.

The Michigan State Housing Development Authority's (MSHDA) Housing Choice Voucher Program will be opening waiting lists in the following counties. The date and time for each list is specified below; those without a closing date and time will remain open .

Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) List
County Opens Closes
Alcona January 14, 2013  
Alger November 1, 2013
8:00 a.m. EST
Baraga January 14, 2013  
Cheboygan January 14, 2013  
Chippewa November 1, 2013
8:00 a.m. EST
Delta August 3, 2015
8:00 a.m. EST
October 30, 2015
5:00 p.m. EST
Dickinson November 1, 2013
8:00 a.m. EST
Gogebic November 1, 2013
8:00 a.m. EST
Houghton November 1, 2013
8:00 a.m. EST
Iron January 14, 2013  
Keweenaw January 14, 2013  
Luce January 14, 2013  
Mackinac November 1, 2013
8:00 a.m. EST
Mecosta October 19, 2015
8:00 a.m. EST
December 21, 2015
5:00 p.m. EST
Menominee August 3, 2015
8:00 a.m. EST
October 30, 2015
5:00 p.m. EST
Ontonagon January 14, 2013  
Osceola August 24, 2015
8:00 a.m. EST
December 21, 2015
5:00 p.m. EST
Presque Isle January 14, 2013  
Schoolcraft January 14, 2013  

The following Project-based Voucher (PBV) development waiting lists have opened recently or will be opening soon.

Note: PBV waiting lists MAY remain open and county residency is not a requirement for PBV waiting lists. You cannot apply online to a project-based voucher waiting list. Only a Lead Agency assigned to the property can determine your initial eligibility for placement on the PBV development waiting list. For county listings of Project Based Developments and contact information, visit the following page: Project Based Developments.

Click on the county to view additional information:

Project Based Voucher (PBV) List
County Development Opens Closes
Macomb Grafton Townhomes September 27, 2015  
Marquette Phelps Square Apts July 8, 2015  
Grand Traverse Brookside Commons July 1, 2015  

How Do I Apply?

Applications are only accepted for open waiting lists. You are only allowed one application. Applications are available on-line only; no paper applications will be available or accepted. Application assistance is available for disabled individuals; please see the Reasonable Accommodation section below. Eligible applicants received through the website will be entered on the waiting list in the order received (date and time). Preference will be given to those living or working in the county selected.

Currently, all homeless waiting lists are open in each county. See the Homeless section below for more information.

Note: You cannot update your information (address, household members, etc.) using the online pre-application. If you try to do so, the updates will not be processed. If you are currently on a waiting list, you must use Applicant Portal to update your information.


Reasonable Accommodation

If you or a member of your household is a person with disabilities and requires a reasonable accommodation to apply for the MSHDA Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List, please call 517-241-8986 to assist you with your application.


If you are homeless, please contact the Housing Assessment and Resource Agency (HARA) in your area. Only a State approved homeless agency can qualify an applicant for the homeless preference. Click on the following link to see a listing of agencies: Homeless Agencies

Homeless Veterans – VASH Vouchers

If you are a homeless Veteran, you may be eligible for the HUD VASH program. Please contact the VA case manager or other VA contact in your area to find out if you qualify. Visit the following page for more information and a list of the VA Medical Centers assigned to MSHDA: HUD VASH Vouchers

Existing Applicants

Applicant PortalIf you have already applied to a MSHDA waiting list and have a change of address, phone number, income, or family size, you must log in to Applicant Portal to update your information.

Program Questions

If you are currently on the Housing Choice Voucher program and have questions, contact your Housing Agent. A current listing of Housing Agents by county is located at the following link: Housing Agents by County