Housing Choice Voucher Section 8

The Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) Programs are federally funded (HUD/MSHDA) programs which provide assistance to help eligible individuals and families pay their rent.  If you qualify and are accepted as a participant in the Section 8 HCV program, the amount you pay for rent and utilities may vary, but will generally not exceed between 30 and 40 percent of your household income.

The Traverse City Housing Commission  (TCHC) has adopted preferences for families with children, elderly and disabled individuals, as well as families who live in, work within or have been hired to work within the TCHC service area. The TCHC service area is comprised of a 50 mile radius of the TCHC Main Office and encompasses Antrim, Benzie, Grand Traverse, Kalkaska, Leelanau and Wexford Counties.  You are not required to reside within our service area to submit an application.  Applicants are eligible for consideration in the program if their household income does not exceed:

1 Person          $20,900 (Must be 62 or older, disabled or a victim of a natural  disaster)

2 Persons      $23,850

3 Persons      $26,850

4 Persons      $29,800

5 Persons      $32,200

6 Persons      $34,600

7 Persons      $37,000

8 Persons      $39,350

*  The above income limits are for Grand Traverse County.   You must reside within our service are for a period of one (1) year before your voucher may become portable to another area.

Once your application is processed, it will be placed on a waiting list where it will remain until funding is available.  When funding becomes available and your application nears the top of the waiting list, you will be contacted via U.S. Mail. This initial contact will inquire as to your interest  in the Section 8 HCV Program. If you are determined eligible for the Section 8 HCV Program, you will attend a Briefing, at which time your family will be issued a Section 8 HCV.  Once you receive a Voucher, you will initially have 60 days to find housing.  We advise you that if you enter into a lease agreement prior to issuance of a Voucher, the Section 8 HCV Program may not be able to assist you.


We look forward to working with you and your family.

Please do not leave your contact information or personal information in “Comments”.  If you would like additional information, please contact us either by telephone (231-922-4915) or by email – tchc @tcpha.net. 

15 thoughts on “Housing Choice Voucher Section 8

  1. I want to know if I am successfully registered for the sec 8 housing program through this site. Please call me at231-590-1751. Thank you

  2. I was wondering if you will be doing online applications as I do not have a vehicle and it would be most difficult to get to Traverse City.

  3. I need more information, I would like to know if me and my family are eligible, and what steps I need to take as quickly as possible. Please call me @ 231-463-0777. Thank you and God bless!

  4. I received a letter saying that I have been added to the TVC section 8 wait list. I sent the requested info back, now how do I check my status on the wait list?

  5. Looking to get more information the Section 8. what is the process, and how long does it typically take. I am in need of housing for 2 people no later than September. Would love to hear a response asap. Cell # 231-944-4968
    Thank you!

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