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Pontiac Housing Commission

132 Franklin Boulevard
Pontiac, Oakland County, Michigan 48341

Pontiac Housing Commission is a housing authority that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), and Public Housing programs. As of January 26th, 2021, Pontiac Housing Commission has 2 waiting lists that are open now or opening soon.

Pontiac Housing Commission serves Pontiac.

Waiting List Statuses
Waiting List Status
Pontiac, Michigan Housing Choice Voucher Open Now
Pontiac Housing Commission Public Housing Open Until Further Notice

Open Pontiac Housing Commission Waiting Lists

Due to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, some waiting list openings may be postponed until further notice. Visit the housing authority's website for the latest on its current operations, if one is available. If there is no information online, contact the housing authority directly. Due to a high volume of calls and modified office hours in most areas, it may take days or weeks to get a response.

Pontiac Housing Commission Phone: (248) 338-4551.

Open Now: Pontiac, Michigan Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

How To Apply to the Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

The Pontiac Housing Commission (PHC) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently open. Applications are being accepted from January 24, 2021 at 12:01 am, until January 29, 2021 at 11:59 pm ET.

To apply during the opening period, complete the online application here.

The maximum income limit for each household size are 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 are no preferences.

Selected applicants will be 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.

Service Area

This waiting list is for rental assistance in Pontiac, Michigan.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (248) 338-4551.

Next Steps

Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.

Last Updated on 01/25/2021.

Open Until Further Notice: Public Housing Waiting List

How To Apply to the Public Housing Waiting List

The Pontiac Housing Commission (PHC) waiting list for Public Housing apartments is currently open. Applications are being accepted since at least January, 2021, until further notice.

To apply during the opening period, applications are 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.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (248) 338-4551.

Next Steps

Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.

Last Updated on 01/22/2021.

About Pontiac Housing Commission

Representatives of Pontiac Housing Commission may be available by phone at (248) 338-4551. Unless otherwise noted above, applications will not be provided or accepted by phone.

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
HCV Portability Status

As of 01/26/2021, it is not known if Pontiac Housing Commission is either absorbing or billing Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher portability requests for porting in. Learn more about porting Housing Choice Vouchers to a new area here.


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 403 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

The following is a summary of the types of vouchers managed and the monthly costs of each as of December 31st, 2019:

Standard Homeownership Family Unification Tenant Protection Ported Out
Vouchers 337 2 36 18 6
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $560 $365 $617 $466 $816
Monthly Cost $188,592 $730 $22,222 $8,385 $4,895

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Pontiac Housing Commission

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