MSHDA Housing Choice Voucher (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 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) Waiting Lists

No Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) waiting lists currently open.


Project Based Voucher (PBV) Lists

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:

County / Development, Date Opens
Wayne / Rivers Edge, June 1, 2021
Washtenaw / Hickory Way II, September 14, 2021
Washtenaw / Hilltop View Apartments, October 19, 2021
Kalamazoo / Lilac Hills, November 1, 2021




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. If assistance with completing the application is required due to a disability, please call 517-241-8986. 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. Please click here for our list of preferences and how to qualify.

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.  Click here for the Application Portal.



You have the right, by law, to include as part of your application for housing, the name, address, telephone number, and other relevant information of a family member, friend, or social, health, advocacy, or other organization. If you would like to include a supplemental contact with your online pre-application, click here to download the form. Completed forms should be sent to MSHDA at:

Michigan State Housing Development Authority
Attn: RAHS Waiting List
735 E. Michigan Ave
P.O. Box 30044
Lansing, MI 48909
Fax: 517-763-0181


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 the 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