Pontiac Housing Commission

132 Franklin Boulevard, Pontiac, MI

There are no open waiting lists offered by Pontiac Housing Commission. Go to the Michigan Section 8 Waiting Lists page or the Michigan Public Housing Waiting Lists page for nearby housing applications.

Closed: Pontiac, Michigan Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

The Pontiac Housing Commission (PHC) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently closed. Applications were last accepted from January 24, 2021, until January 29, 2021. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

To apply during the opening period, applicants were required to complete the online application.

The maximum income limit for each household size were as follows:

  • 1 Person $27,500 | 5 People $42,400
  • 2 People $31,400 | 6 People $45,550
  • 3 People $35,350 | 7 People $48,700
  • 4 People $39,250 | 8 People $51,850

There were no preferences.

Selected applicants were placed on the waiting list by random lottery.

For more information, visit the PHC website.

Sources: This information was verified by the PHC on January 21, 2020.

Please note: As of August 25, 2022, The Pontiac Housing Commission has confirmed that there are no open waiting lists.

Service Area

This waiting list is for Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher rental assistance in Pontiac, Michigan.

Last Updated on 08/25/2022.

Closed: Public Housing Waiting List

The Pontiac Housing Commission (PHC) waiting list for Public Housing apartments at Carriage Place Apartments and Woodland Heights Apartments is currently open. Applications were last accepted on October 31, 2021.

To apply during the opening period, applications were taken daily from 9:00 am until 2:30 pm ET.

For more information, contact the Pontiac Housing Commission.

Sources: This information was verified by a PHC representative, and updated on August 25, 2022.

Please note: As of August 25, 2022, The Pontiac Housing Commission has confirmed that there are no open waiting lists.

Last Updated on 08/25/2022.

About Pontiac Housing Commission

Office Hours

Open today from 9:00am to 5:00pm ET.

Day Hours
Monday 9:00am-5:00pm
Tuesday 9:00am-5:00pm
Wednesday 9:00am-5:00pm
Thursday 9:00am-5:00pm
Friday 9:00am-5:00pm

About the Pontiac Housing Commission Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the HUDs most recent Voucher Management System report, Pontiac Housing Commission manages 387 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

The following table summarizes types of vouchers managed and the monthly costs of each as of December 31st, 2021:

Standard Homeownership Family Unification Tenant Protection Ported Out
Vouchers 335 1 30 15 2
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $674 $871 $727 $495 $752
Monthly Cost $225,814 $871 $21,813 $7,430 $1,503
Waiting List and Tenancy

According to the 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households database, the housing authority's voucher program has an annual turnover of 3% having issued approximately 149 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 8 years and 8 months. According to the 2016 PSH database, persons who were issued a voucher in the preceding 12 months waited an average of 26 months on the waiting list1.

Income Characteristics

According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 2.6 persons and has a household income of $13,570 per year. 93% of households were very low income (VLI) and 68% were extremely low income (ELI). 39% of households had wages as a major source of income, 1% of households had welfare (TANF, General Assistance or Public Assistance) as their primary source of income, and 56% of households had other income (Social Security, Disability or Pension) as their major source of income.

Heads of Household Characteristics

2% of households were headed by a person 24 years old or less, 67% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 18% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 13% were headed by a person 62 years old or older. In addition, 1% of households were headed by a person 85 years old or older.

58% of households included children, 1% of which had two adults in the household. 57% of households with children have a female head of household. 96% of all households were headed by a female.

89% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 84% of all heads of households being Black and 1% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Pontiac Housing Commission Housing Choice Voucher program, 17% include at least one person with a disability. 27% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 74% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

20% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 38% with 2 bedrooms and 43% with 3 or more bedrooms. 18% of voucher recipients are considered overhoused, meaning they occupy a rental unit larger than their family size requires.

Rent, Assistance, and Utility Allowances

The average monthly tenant contribution to rent by Pontiac Housing Commission voucher holders in 2016 was $341 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $617. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $157.

1. This Picture of Subsidized Households data field is the average wait time of those who received a voucher in the preceding 12 months. Due to special voucher programs like VASH, recent waiting list purges, or waiting list preferences the average wait time can vary significantly from one year to the next and it is entirely possible many current applicants on the waiting list have been waiting for assistance for far longer.

Public Housing Apartments Operated by Pontiac Housing Commission

Carriage Circle Apartments

255 Carriage Circle Dr
Pontiac, Michigan

Woodland Heights Apartments

120 N Edith St
Pontiac, Michigan