Alpena Housing Commission History

Alpena Housing Commission History
The beginning of something great!!

Grace Stosik, Executive Director, opening the James E. Copping Apartments in June 1953 with 48 units providing affordable housing to the local community. Five years later in March 1958, the Herbert Kurrasch Apartments opened with 24 units. In July 1970, the Riverview Apartments opened with 72 units followed by the Albert C. Fowler Apartments being constructed  with 51 units in July 1980. This completed the construction of Public Housing  for the Alpena Housing Commission.

Grace Stosik Warn dedicated 44 years of service as Executive Director for the Alpena Housing Commission until her retirement in 1997.

James J. Stosik now serves as Executive Director of the Alpena Housing Commission located at 2340 S. Fourth Avenue, Alpena, MI   49707.  The office hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday (excluding holidays). This is a federally funded program through HUD (Housing & Urban Development), providing affordable housing to low-income families and individuals at an affordable rate. 

Equal Housing Opportunity

The Alpena Housing Commission operates under the Fair Housing Law, (Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1968) and other federal and state housing laws, which generally prohibits 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 the Michigan Civil Rights Commission.


(4) 1-bedrooms, (28) 2-bedrooms,
(12) 3-bedrooms, (4) 4-bedrooms

Opened June 1953

James C. Copping Apartments
Eleventh & Cavanaugh Street





(14) 3-bedrooms, (8) 4-bedrooms,
(2) 5-bedrooms

Opened March 1958

Herbert Kurrasch Apartments
Fourth Ave./Fowler Dr. 




(71) 1-bedroom, (1) 3-bedroom

Opened July 1970

Riverview Apartments
315 River Street




(50) 1-bedroom, (1) 2-bedroom

Opened July 1980

Albert C. Fowler Apartments
525 River Street