All About HUD Housing in Michigan

Section 8 All About HUD Housing in Michigan

The Search for HUD Housing in Michigan

Many public housing programs across the country have closed waiting lists due to excessive waiting periods. If you are searching for HUD housing in Michigan though, you might be in luck. This article investigates what options Michigan still has open for low-income, homeless, special needs, and senior individuals and families. Then you will be introduced to a product that aims to help you navigate the confusion of the government-funded housing options in your area. Other articles in DoNotPay's Section 8 product series might help as well.

  1. Section 8 Vouchers
  2. How To Apply For Section 8
  3. Low Income Housing
  4. Housing Section 8 Application Form
  5. Section 8 Rental Assistance Programs

Michigan Offers a Lower Cost of Living

Michigan is one of the Great Lake States located in the northern midwest. The cost of living in the state is low compared to many states in the US, 11% below the national average. The area's job market remains strong, making Michigan a great choice of state in which to live. The median individual income is close to $30,000 and there was job growth of 0.7% in 2021. Rent is affordable as well. A studio apartment can be rented for around $700 per month versus the national average of $1,000 per month.

What Is HUD Housing?

In the US, the government's Department of Housing and Urban Development, or HUD, helps people meet the housing needs of their families. This is accomplished with a variety of programs and low-income assistance options which are federally funded. The goal is to ensure everyone has access to housing options that are decent, safe, and sanitary. HUD also offers low or no-cost counseling services for home buyers, owners, and renters. The availability of programs and assistance will vary by location.

What HUD Has to Offer in Michigan

The Section 8 Voucher Programs have closed their waitlists in Michigan but there are several options available for Project-Based Vouchers. The Section 8 program requires that the applicant be a current resident in the county they are applying for but the project-based vouchers do not have that requirement. Project-based vouchers have target population limitations such as low-income, homeless, senior, or special needs individuals and families.

Finding Public Housing Options in Michigan on Your Own

If you are trying to find public housing options in Michigan, there are some options available if you know where to look for them. Here are some of the options that might be available to you.



HUD Voucher Program

Find target population project-based voucher program requirements and contact information on the HUD website.

HUD Housing Counselor

Find out about free or low-cost counseling services by calling 1(800)569-4287.


The Michigan State Housing Development Authority (MSHDA) offers resources for state-funded housing assistance programs.

ERA Programs

Emergency Rental Assistance programs can be located through HUD and they help tenants facing eviction to be able to stay in their homes.

Call 211

By calling 211, you can locate a variety of local resources and essential service options.

Let DoNotPay Help You Locate Public Housing in Michigan

If you want to apply for Section 8 housing in Michigan but don't know where to start, DoNotPay has you covered in 2 easy steps:

  1. Answer a few questions about your income, family size, veteran/disability status, which county you hope to live in, etc.

  2. DoNotPay will find the PHA in charge of that county and contact them with all of your eligibility information to determine if you can start applying. They'll get back to you directly via email with the next steps.

Why Use DoNotPay When Searching for Section 8 Housing?

Accomplish more while saving time and money. But that is not all. You can be sure that with DoNotPay tasks are handled quickly, easily, and successfully. Learn even more in these articles from the Section 8 product series.

Wherever You Live, DoNotPay Can Assist You

This product is not just for Michigan, the products of DoNotPay can assist you wherever you live. All of the products work across every state in the US. Find out about public housing programs in your area quickly, easily, and successfully.

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