The Sault Ste. Marie Housing Commission manages and maintains 264 rentals as part of the affordable housing program through HUD. These rentals are scattered throughout the city of Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan.
Eligible persons are given an opportunity to live in one of our units and will pay no more than 30% of their monthly adjusted income for rent. Applicants must meet our screening criteria prior to placement in a rental.
To be eligible for admission to the Sault Ste. Marie Housing Commission rentals, applicants must meet the following requirements:
Listed below are the maximum income limits based on family size for Public Housing in Chippewa County:
Updated: May 1, 2022
As vouchers become available, eligible families are certified to find their own housing in the private market. These rentals must meet the program's housing quality standards and landlords must be willing to participate in the program. Under the Section 8 program, tenants pay generally between 30-40% of their monthly adjusted income for rent.
Individuals receiving rental assistance must sign a lease for a minimum of one year. Only one lease is allowed for a tenant receiving assistance. Additionally, whether you remain where you live now or move to a new rental, your housing must meet the following two requirements:
The Housing Commission will inspect the unit to ensure it meets HUD's Housing Quality Standards initially to qualify and yearly thereafter.
If you are considering the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher program, keep the following in mind:
We've assembled answers to some of our most common questions regarding our application process, waiting list, and more. If you still can't find the answer you are looking for, contact us!
**Our Section 8 program is temporarily closed. We are not accepting applications for this program at this time.**
If you wish to apply for our Public Housing program, click the download link below.
The Sault Ste. Marie Housing Commission operates under the Fair Housing Law (Title VIII of the Civil Rights Act of 1968) and other federal and state housing laws which generally prohibit discrimination on the basis of sex, race, color, religion, national ancestry or origin, physical disability, handicap, height, weight, or marital status. Instances of suspected discrimination may be reported by filing a complaint with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) or State Civil Rights Commission. The HUD complaint form may be obtained from the Housing Commission.