Located in Leelanau County, within the City limits of Traverse City in a country setting, Orchardview is a townhouse community consisting of fifteen 3 bedroom townhouses, five 4 bedroom townhouses and one 2 bedroom apartment. All units have a minimum of 1 bathroom. All units have washer/dryer hookup, exterior storage unit and ample storage within the unit.
Our residents pay approximately 30% of their adjusted monthly income for rent and utilities. Residents are responsible for their utilities which include, natural gas, electricity and water. The Housing Commission is responsible for sewer, snow and trash removal. Residents are provided a utility allowance which is deducted from 30% of their adjusted monthly income. The balance remaining is equal to the amount of monthly rent that the resident is responsible for (ex. 30% of adjusted monthly income = $400 – $150 (utility allowance)= $250 for monthly rent).
Residents of Orchardview are required by Federal Regulations to perform community service or participate in an economic self-sufficiency program unless they are working a minimum of 30 hours per week or are determined to be exempt (on an annual basis) from participation.
Income and family size determines eligibility for Orchardview, along with successful completion of our suitability process.
To see the income guidelines for this program: Income Guidelines (pdf)
Applicants who do not meet the above guidelines, with respect to family size, are welcome to apply. We would like to inform you that your application may be on the waiting list longer than most.
The waitlist is currently OPEN.