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Port Huron Housing Commission

905 7th Street
Port Huron, St Clair County, Michigan 48060

Port Huron 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, Port Huron Housing Commission has 1 waiting lists that are open now or opening soon.

Port Huron Housing Commission serves Port Huron.

Waiting List Statuses
Waiting List Status
Port Huron Housing Commission Public Housing Open Until Further Notice
Port Huron Housing Commission Housing Choice Voucher Closed

Open Port Huron 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.

Port Huron Housing Commission Website: http://www.phhousing.org/.

Port Huron Housing Commission Phone: (810) 984-3173.

Open Until Further Notice: Public Housing Waiting List

Please Note: Due to the decentralized nature of affordable housing information, the information about this waiting list may be out of date.

How To Apply to the Public Housing Waiting List

The Port Huron Housing Commission is currently accepting public housing waiting list applications for families and senior (50+)/disabled individuals.


This Housing Commission has over 400 public housing apartments in five different communities located throughout Port Huron.


For Families:
Dulhut Villages is a 90 unit family community with 8 one bedrooms, 30 two bedrooms, 32 three bedrooms, 16 four bedrooms, and 4 five bedrooms.
Gratiot Village is a 59 unit family community with 8 one bedroom, 20 two bedrooms, 24 three bedrooms, 6 four bedrooms, and 1 five bedroom.
Huron Village is a 59 unit family community with 4 one bedrooms, 20 two bedrooms, 26 three bedrooms, 8 four bedrooms, and 1 five bedroom.


For Seniors:
All Communities have emergency pull cords, and a secured entrance. Must be 50+ to be eligible for the senior apartments.
Desmond village is a 108 senior/disabled community with 18 studio apartments, 84 one bedrooms, and 6 two bedrooms.
Peru Village is a 97 unit community with 12 studio apartments, 80 one bedroom, and 5 two bedrooms.


To apply for public housing you can visit the website http://www.phhousing.org/Housing%20Program/Application%20Packet%20for%20Website.pdf to download, print and complete the application. You may also visit the office located at 905 Seventh St., Port Huron, MI 48060, to pick up an application during normal office hours.


Once the application has been completed you can mail or hand deliver it to the above address.


This Housing Commission lists the following preferences that may improve your spot on the waiting list as: Elderly, disabled, with dependents, and local residency.


For more information you can visit their website at http://www.phhousing.org/, or the Housing Commission can be reached by calling 810-984-3173 druing normal office hours.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (810)984-3173.

Next Steps

Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.

Last Updated on 08/07/2015.

Other Port Huron Housing Commission Waiting Lists

Closed: Port Huron Housing Commission Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

How To Apply to the Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

The Port Huron Housing Commission (PHHC) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently closed. It is not known when the waiting list was last open, or when it will reopen.

Last Updated on 07/20/2015.

About Port Huron Housing Commission

More information about Port Huron Housing Commission can be found on its website at http://www.phhousing.org/.

Representatives of Port Huron Housing Commission may be available by phone at (810) 984-3173. Unless otherwise noted above, applications will not be provided or accepted by phone.

HCV Portability Status

As of 01/26/2021, it is not known if Port Huron 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 Port Huron Housing Commission Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the HUDs most recent Voucher Management System report, Port Huron Housing Commission manages 526 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 Tenant Protection Ported Out
Vouchers 521 3 2
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $520 $413 $1,342
Monthly Cost $271,139 $1,240 $2,684

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Port Huron 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 9% having issued approximately 61 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 7 years and 2 months. According to the 2016 PSH database, persons who were issued a voucher in the preceding 12 months waited an average of 59 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 $13,428 per year. 96% of households were very low income (VLI) and 72% were extremely low income (ELI). 35% 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 63% of households had other income (Social Security, Disability or Pension) as their major source of income.

Heads of Household Characteristics

3% of households were headed by a person 24 years old or less, 62% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 19% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 17% 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.

57% of households included children, 4% of which had two adults in the household. 53% of households with children have a female head of household. 83% of all households were headed by a female.

30% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 24% of all heads of households being Black and 0% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Port Huron Housing Commission Housing Choice Voucher program, 19% include at least one person with a disability. 37% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 63% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

12% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 36% with 2 bedrooms and 52% with 3 or more bedrooms. 30% 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 Port Huron Housing Commission voucher holders in 2016 was $347 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $588. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $165.



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 Port Huron Housing Commission

Desmond - Peru Villag

705 Pine St
Port Huron, Michigan

Dulhut Village

2902 22nd St
Port Huron, Michigan

Gratiot - Huron Villages

3028 26th St
Port Huron, Michigan