Lansing Housing Commission assistance programs.

People looking for low cost, safe, and affordable homes or apartments can contact the Lansing Housing Commission. The organization serves as a Public Housing Agency, or PHA, that provides families with housing units and rental assistance.

The Housing Choice Voucher Program provides housing assistance for the poor, very low-income families, elderly, and the disabled in Eaton and Ingham County. This program enables families to find their own housing in the private market. This includes units such as single-family homes, apartments and townhouses.

The government Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program pays a housing subsidy directly to the landlord and the difference between the subsidy and the actual rent is covered by the participating family. Under certain circumstances, the PHA may authorize a family to purchase a modest home using the voucher they received.

The federal government Department of Veterans Affairs Supported Housing (HUD-VASH) Program as well as Department of Housing and Urban Development have entered into a cooperative partnership to address the needs of the most vulnerable homeless veterans in Ingham County. Through the HUD-VASH program, eligible homeless Veterans receive long-term case management, information on rental assistance, supportive services and long term, permanent housing support.

The HUD-VASH program provides the support necessary for recovery from physical and mental health, substance use and also addresses functional concerns contributing to or resulting from homelessness.

Homeless Veterans from Eaton and Lansing Michigan who are eligible for VA Health Care qualify to receive assistance from the HUD-VASH program. Provided that they go through the process, they can get other help from case management services. This can assist them with sustaining permanent independent community housing.

The Shelter Plus Care Program provides short term, rental assistance for hard-to-serve, disabled, homeless persons. This is offered in connection with supportive services funded from sources outside the program, such as government aid.




Similar to above, the Shelter Plus Care (S+C) program aims to provide long-term housing and supportive services to homeless persons with disabilities and their families who may be living in emergency shelters or in places not intended for human habitation (e.g., streets). Covered disabilities could include serious mental illness, serious injury, chronic problems with alcohol and acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) or related diseases.

The Shelter Plus Care program allows for a wide range of housing choices and supportive services funded by other sources, to address the needs of the hard-to-reach homeless population with disabilities.

Lansing Housing Commission Family self-sufficiency (FSS) program encourages communities to develop strategies to help voucher families become more economically independent and self-sufficient by obtaining appropriate employment. The regional public housing agencies (PHAs) work together with non-profit welfare agencies, schools, local businesses, and other partners to develop a comprehensive program that helps participating FSS family members learn the necessary skills and gain sufficient experience. The goal is to enable them to obtain employment that pays a living wage. A separate program, the public housing FSS program, provides assistance to public housing residents.

Low income housing units in Lansing

Hildebrandt Park, located in the northeast side of Lansing Michigan, has 1-bedroom ranch dwellings and 2, 3, 4 and 5- bedroom townhouses, condos and single family dwellings. The various townhouses, duplexes and single family dwellings have full basements with washer and dryer hook ups. All units that are available will also have front and rear entrances and hardwood floors and are equipped with a range and refrigerator. The location is 3122 Turner Street, Lansing Michigan 48906, telephone 517-372-7145.





South Washington Park located in the south and more central area of Lansing features a 5-story mid-rise near Holmes road and South Washington Avenue. The Lansing Housing Commission affiliated units is consisting of 1 and 2-bedroom apartments, townhouses on the east side of town and duplexes and single family dwellings in the midtown area. The 1 and 2-bedroom apartments include all utilities. Address: 3200 South Washington Ave, Lansing Michigan 48910, 517-393-8464

LaRoy Froh Townhouses are also for low income qualified clients. They are located in southwest Lansing Michigan. The units feature 1-bedroom ranch units, 2, 3, 4, and 5-bedroom townhouses, duplexes, and even single family dwellings. 2400 Reo Road, Lansing Michigan 48911, phone: 517-393-4290.

Low income housing is also from Mt Vernon Park. This is located in the county and is another option in the northwest corner of Lansing has 1-bedroom ranch units, duplexes, 2, 3, 4 and 5-bedroom townhouses, and single family dwellings. 3338 North Waverly Road, Lansing Michigan 48906. For information, call 517-321-6054

For more details or inquires, the Lansing Housing Commission is located at 419 Cherry St, Lansing, MI. Call the non-profit at 517-487-6550.



By Jon McNamara

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