Housing Commission

Wyoming Housing Commission

The mission of the Wyoming Housing Commission (WHC) is to promote adequate and affordable housing, economic opportunity, and a suitable living environment free from discrimination.

The WHC owns 195 public housing units. They are located at Westwood Apartments, Waldon Woods, and scattered locations throughout the City of Wyoming. Individuals and families pay rent directly to the WHC based on their income.

The WHC administers approximately 1,150 Housing Choice Vouchers (Section-8) within Kent County and part of Ottawa County. The families and individuals who receive the vouchers pay a portion of their income for rent and the WHC pays the remainder (up to the limits set by the Department of Housing and Urban Development - HUD) directly to the landlords each month.

COVID-19 Procedural Changes for Wyoming Housing Commission

The Wyoming Housing Commission (WHC) continues to stay in communication with local agencies regarding COVID-19.  WHC has reviewed safety measures and has implemented changes as how we conduct our day-to-day operations, they are as follows:

WHC is currently closed to the public, only essential staff are reporting to work.  The remaining staff are working off site.  We are complying with the State's Executive Order (EO) to shelter in place to slow the spread of COVID-19.  WHC Staff is still here to assist the public's needs, we do ask to please be patient as we work through all the changes and technology encounters.  WE are asking the public to please contact us in one of the following ways

  • Phone at 616.534.5471 (extensions below)
  • E-mail (check below for your coordinator)
  • U.S. Mail to our business address at 2450 36th ST SW, Wyoming, MI  49519.

WHC values our participants, residents and the public, so we want to ensure we do our best to still serve our community while maintaining the policies and guidelines set forth by the CDC, Kent County and the State of Michigan EO meant to protect the health of residents and slow the spread of COVID-19.  If contact with the public is necessary, the WHC will require the public to follow the EO and wear a facial mask, along with social distancing, in order for the WHC to assist the public's need.

WHC is asking our residents to please limit visitors to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus.  WHC is also requiring that all residents and guests from Westwood Apartments to wear facial masks in the public spaces to prevent contaminating others in the community.  If you are a Westwood Apartment resident and do not have a mask available to you, please contact our office and we will assist you.

If you think you may have the virus, please contact your healthcare provider professional immediately or (HOTLINE 1.888.535.6136).    

Thank you for your cooperation on this matter to keep our community healthy and safe.

Kela Jensen, Ext 13-Public Housing/Section 8   

Kim Brown, Ext 18-Section 8/FSS                
 
Kim Roon, Ext 14-Section 8
 
Myra Iacovoni, Ext 15-Section 8/FSS         
 
Jeanne Michel,  Ext 10-Front Desk                                                
 

 

WHC BOARD MEETINGS

The Housing Commission Board meets on the third Tuesday of January, March, May, August, October and December 2020 at 1:00 p.m.  The board members are Jennifer Stowell, Bruce Robey, Diana Lanser, Katy Steele, and Marilee Roukema.

To limit potential exposure to COVID-19, we are making some temporary changes to our Wyoming Housing processes.

Notice of Electronic Meeting

Due to Governor Whitmer’s Executive Order 2020-42 requiring nonessential personnel to stay at home, 
to avoid unneeded personal contact, and to otherwise minimize the spread of the COVID- 19 virus 
during the pandemic, and in accordance with Executive Order 2020-48 allowing electronic meetings, 
the Wyoming Housing Commission meeting on Tuesday, August 18, 2020, at 1:00 p.m., will be held electronically.

Ways to Participate

Participate via Zoom Meeting

The meeting will be conducted by telephone. Those wishing to participate in the meeting may join the Zoom meeting online or by phone.

By Zoom Meeting

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82454157230?pwd=ZGc3bU8rOUVjL2tTZ2ZJUCs1NmRGQT09

 

Meeting ID: 824 5415 7230

Passcode: 848013

One tap mobile

+13126266799,,82454157230#,,,,,,0#,,848013# US (Chicago)

+16465588656,,82454157230#,,,,,,0#,,848013# US (New York)

 

Dial by your location

        +1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago)

        +1 646 558 8656 US (New York)

        +1 301 715 8592 US (Germantown)

        +1 346 248 7799 US (Houston)

        +1 669 900 9128 US (San Jose)

        +1 253 215 8782 US (Tacoma)

Meeting ID: 824 5415 7230

Passcode: 848013

Find your local number: https://us02web.zoom.us/u/keCxVgv0y

 

By Phone

Alternatively, those wishing to participate may call toll free.

1. Call  +1 312 626 6799 or  +1 646 558 8656

2. When prompted, enter meeting ID number 824 5415 7230 followed by the # key.

Provide Public Comment

•    Email Comments – Email rvenema@wyomhouse.com

•    By Phone – Call 616-534-5471ext# 11 to leave a voice message up to 3 minutes in length by 
10:00 a.m. on August 18, 2020.

•    In Zoom Meeting – Follow the instructions above to join the Zoom meeting. Public

comment will also be taken during certain times at the meeting.

 Helpful Documents

Contact Information

Rebeca Venema
Housing Director


Housing Commission
2450 – 36th Street SW
Wyoming , MI 49519

Phone: 616.534.5471
Fax: 616.534.1770

Contact: Rebeca Venema
Email: Housing Commission


Hours
Monday - Thursday 
7:00 AM to 5:00 PM