Housing Choice Voucher

What Are Housing Choice Vouchers?

The Housing Choice Voucher Program is the federal government's major program for assisting very low-income families, the elderly, and the disabled to afford decent, safe, and sanitary housing in the private market. Since housing assistance is provided on behalf of the family or individual, participants are able to find their own housing, including single-family homes, townhouses and apartments.

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Effective 9/1/16 direct deposit statements will no long be mailed. Please create an account in the landlord portal.  Click "here" for directions on how to use the portal.

Go to HCV Landlord Portal

Change of Address?

Current Low Income Public Housing (LIPH) Applicants and Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) Applicants

The www.waitlistcheck.com "send email" button is temporarily not active. If you have an address change please send Lansing Housing Commission a message and inform us of the change.

LHC HCV and Public Housing Offices does not accept walk in or telephone questions regarding the waiting list. You can check your status or submit an email question to us by going to www.waitlistcheck.com. Your Log in is your year of birth example: 1999. Your Password is your ENTIRE Social Security Number example: 123456789.

For a description of what your status means, please view this helpful guild to wait list status.

Thank you for applying to HCV and Public Housing waiting lists.

Change Address on Waitlist Application

Permanent Supportive Housing

The Permanent Supportive Housing (PSH) Program provides rental assistance for hard-to-serve chronic homeless individuals with disabilities and chronic homeless (two-person) families with disability issues with a Housing First approach. The PSH program provides case management to connect permanent supportive housing participants with services that address mental health, substance abuse, health, financial health and employment support from Medicaid and other sources outside the program for a wraparound approach to achieve and maintain stability.

The participant is free to choose any housing that meets the requirements of the program and is not limited to units located in subsidized housing projects.

Housing choice vouchers are administered locally by public housing agencies(PHAs). The PHAs receive federal funds from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to administer the voucher program.

A family that is issued a housing voucher is responsible for finding a suitable housing unit of the family's choice where the owner agrees to rent under the program. This unit may include the family's present residence. Rental units must meet minimum standards of health and safety, as determined by the PHA.

A housing subsidy is paid to the landlord directly by the PHA on behalf of the participating family. The family then pays the difference between the actual rent charged by the landlord and the amount subsidized by the program. Under certain circumstances, if authorized by the PHA, a family may use its voucher to purchase a modest home.

To learn more about this program please visit: U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development