East Tawas Housing Commission

Bay Park Tower South

Bay Park Tower South (304 W Bay Street) hosts 41 “independent living” units for senior and disabled individuals. All units are one bedroom units, 1 bathroom, living room, equipped kitchen, pantries, and balcony. Each floor holds storage unit for tenants to store seasonal items, and a garbage chute room for their convenience. The first floor of the building is where the main office is located, library with computers/internet, and television. The laundry facility is located on the first floor with three coin-operated washers and three coin-operated dryers. Our large community room holds a large kitchen area for guests to utilized or schedule family gathers or monthly potlucks. Our building is secured with an intercom system so that no one is allowed in unless tenant allows them. We do not allow pets (per ACOP), and we are a smoke-free building.

Bay Park Tower North

Bay Park Tower North (109 Church Street) hosts 44 “independent living” units for senior and disabled individuals. All units are one bedroom units, 1 bathroom, living room, equipped kitchen, pantries, and balconies on floors 2nd – 5th, the first floor apartments do not have balconies but are a little larger square footage. Floors 2nd – 5th have a storage unit for tenants to store seasonal items, and a garbage chute room for their convenience. Our large community room holds a large kitchen area for guests to utilized or schedule family gathers or monthly potlucks, as well as an area to watch television or utilize our computer and surf the internet. The laundry facility is located on the first floor with three coin-operated washers and three coin-operated dryers. Our building is secured with an intercom system so that no one is allowed in unless tenant allows them. We do not allow pets (per ACOP), and we are a smoke-free building.

OUR MISSION:

To provide safe, decent, and affordable housing opportunities in the City of East Tawas, Michigan. The Housing commission is committed to operating in an efficient, ethical, and professional manner. We will partner with our residents and others to enhance the quality of life in our community.

Bay Park Tower North and South building has a circular driveway for easy pickup and drop off situations. For those tenants that drive, we have parking spots near the building. For those tenants who do not drive the Tawases have a local transit system that will pick you up in front of the building and take you to your destination for a small fee. Downtown East Tawas is a mere two blocks away and offers a market, restaurants, theatres, shopping, dry cleaners, pharmacy, flower shop, and is the home of numerous festival and activities throughout the year. Tawas Bay is across the street with access to the dock for viewing or fishing, beach, and playground for your pleasure.

Both buildings calculated rent based on income and electric, heat, water, sewer, and trash removal are included in the rent total. Tenants are responsible for cable television and telephone service, should they choose to have these utilities.

Board of Commissioners

Board Meetings are located in the Board Room located at Bay Park Tower South, 304 W Bay Street, East Tawas, MI. Meeting dates subject to change, please contact the main office for correct dates and times: (989) 362-4963.

They meet every 3rd Tuesday of the month at 8:30 am, unless otherwise posted.

Todd Ronan

Vice President


Ann Balfour

President


Tim Freel

Commissioner


Joseph Cano

Commissioner


Dr. Cary Lichtman

Commissioner


James A. Dewey

Executive Director


Staff

James Dewey

Executive Director


Melissa Nickell

Community Manager


Office Hours

Monday-Friday
9:00a - 12:00p and 1:00p - 4:00p

2024 East Tawas Housing Commission Regular Meetings

Regular meetings are conducted on site the 2nd Thursday of each month at 8:30am.

*South Tower Community Room
**North Tower Community Room

304 W. Bay Street, East Tawas, MI

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