Request for Bids

The Traverse City Housing Commission will accept bids for a three year contract to provide HUD-specific annual audit services.  Sealed bids shall be accepted a the TCHC office, 150 Pine St. Traverse City, Michigan until 4:00 PM, Monday, July 17, 2017.

The complete RFB packet can be found here:

Request for Bids – Auditor 2017


Request for Proposals



The Traverse City Housing Commission (TCHC) will accept proposals for “Professional Architectural and Engineering Services” in connection with TCHC’s public housing development operations for a period not to exceed three (3) years. Interested parties may obtain an RFP Packet at the Traverse City Housing Commission (TCHC) Offices located at 150 Pine Street, Traverse City, MI. Monday through Thursday from 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM and Friday from 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM or from the Traverse City Housing Commission website at

A pre-proposal conference call will be held on Monday, December 19, 2016 at 10:00 AM Details are found within the RFP packet

Sealed proposals shall be accepted at the TCHC office until 4:00 PM Thursday, December 29, 2016.

Link to HUD form 5369 C: hud5369c

Link to RFP: rfp


Spotlight: Orchardview Townhomes

The Traverse City Housing Commission is currently seeking applicants for our 3 & 4 bedroom townhome community wait list. All applicants will need to meet “minimum occupancy requirements” to initially quality for wait list (having enough family members to fill the unit size). Other requirements listed below….

Orchardview is a twenty (21) unit apartment community, consisting of 15 Three Bedroom, 5 Four Bedroom, and 2 Accessible units (3 & 2 br).  Orchardview is located off Carter Road in Leelanau County but is also within the city limits of Traverse City.

Residents at Orchardview are responsible for their natural gas, water and electricity.  All the townhouses are equipped with washer and dryer (both natural gas and electric) connections, a storage shed and a minimum of 1 ½ bathrooms.

If your family qualifies for housing at Orchardview, you will pay approximately 30% of your adjusted gross income for rent and utilities.  Families are eligible for consideration for residency at Orchardview if their income does not exceed:

3 People 4 People 5 People 6 People 7 People
   $ 49,200   $ 54,650   $ 59,050  $ 63,400   $ 67,600

Orchardview Application: Orchardview Application 4-08

Chainsaw Artist to Create Riverfront Sculpture at Riverview Terrace- Press Release

Press Release: Riverview Terrace Stump Carving Annoucement

Chainsaw Artist to Create Riverfront Sculpture at Riverview Terrace

Traverse City, Michigan – August 11, 2016

The Traverse City Housing Commission has invited Scott Kuefler to carve a riverfront sculpture on its Riverview Terrace property in downtown Traverse City.  He will begin work around noon on Saturday, August 13 and expects to finish on the evening of August 14 – weather permitting.

The artist, Scott Kuefler, is a well-known chainsaw artist, woodcarver, chainsaw sculptor, or tree carver (depending on how you want to describe the activity) from Chesterfield, Michigan who has been professionally active since 2001.  He is an award-winning national and international competitor having competed across the United States (from Michigan to Florida) and as far away as Japan.  Some of his work can be viewed on his website:

The tree was removed to make room for the Uptown Riverfront condos in 2014 but TCHC immediately searched for an artist with the ability to deliver an ornate riverfront sculpture.  After a long search and interview process, Scott Kuefler was selected to create a yet to be revealed sculpture of an animal, bird, or fish along the Boardman River.


Housing Choice Voucher Applications


The Traverse City Housing Commission will NOT accept e-mailed applications.

All HCV applications MUST be submitted one of three ways to be added to wait list: 

  • Mail (prior to August 31, 2016 deadline)
  • Fax (231-922-2893)
  • Drop off (between 9am – 4pm/Monday though Thursday only)

If there are any questions or concerns you may contact our office during normal business hours @ 231-922-4915.

Application: TCHC HCV Application_20160620072533