Potterville Housing Commission

210 E Main Street
Potterville, Eaton County, Michigan 48876

Potterville Housing Commission is a housing authority that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), and Public Housing programs. As of November 28th, 2021, Potterville Housing Commission has 1 waiting lists that are open now or opening soon.

Waiting List Statuses
Waiting List Status
Potterville Housing Commission Public Housing Open Until Further Notice

Open Potterville Housing Commission Waiting Lists

During the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, some waiting list openings may be postponed until further notice. Application methods may change, as well. Visit the housing authority's website for the latest on its current operations, if one is available. If there is no information online, you can contact the housing authority directly. Office operations may be different from usual, and it may take days or weeks to get a response.

Potterville Housing Commission Website: http://www.pottervillehc.com.

Potterville Housing Commission Phone: (517) 349-1643.

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Note: Due to the decentralized nature of affordable housing information, the information about this waiting list may be out of date.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 Waiting List
The Porterville Housing Commission (PHC) is currently accepting Public Housing waiting list pre-applications for families and senior/disabled individuals.

Please note: There is currently a two year wait for Public Housing.

The PHC offers one Public Housing community with 24 units for families and senior/disabled individuals, ranging in size from 1 to 2 bedroom units.

There are two ways to apply:
1. Visit the PHC to pick up a pre-application, located at 210 E. Main Street, Potterville, MI 48876, during normal office hours.
2. Download a pre-application here, then print and complete.

Once the pre-application has been completed, it can be mailed or hand delivered to the address listed above. 

No documents are needed at this time.

No preferences were noted.

More information can be found by visiting the PHC website, or by calling 517-645-7076 during 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 (517)645-7076.

Next Steps

Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.

Last Updated on 08/07/2015.

About Potterville Housing Commission

More information about Potterville Housing Commission can be found on its website at http://www.pottervillehc.com.

Representatives of Potterville Housing Commission may be available by phone at (517) 349-1643. Unless otherwise noted above, applications will not be provided or accepted by phone.

HCV Portability Status

As of 11/28/2021, it is not known if Potterville 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 Potterville Housing Commission Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the HUDs most recent Voucher Management System report, Potterville Housing Commission manages 21 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

The following is a summary of the types of vouchers managed and the monthly costs of each as of June 30th, 2021:

Standard
Vouchers 21
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $414
Monthly Cost $8,703

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Potterville 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 30% having issued approximately 1 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 5 years and 4 months. According to the 2016 PSH database, persons who were issued a voucher in the preceding 12 months waited an average of -1 months on the waiting list1.

Income Characteristics

According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 2 persons and has a household income of $12,271 per year. 91% of households were very low income (VLI) and 74% were extremely low income (ELI). 26% 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 70% of households had other income (Social Security, Disability or Pension) as their major source of income.

Heads of Household Characteristics

13% of households were headed by a person 24 years old or less, 35% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 26% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 26% 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.

42% of households included children, -1% of which had two adults in the household. 43% of households with children have a female head of household. 91% of all households were headed by a female.

39% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 30% of all heads of households being Black and -1% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Potterville Housing Commission Housing Choice Voucher program, 20% include at least one person with a disability. 29% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 67% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

26% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 52% with 2 bedrooms and 22% with 3 or more bedrooms. 26% 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 Potterville Housing Commission voucher holders in 2016 was $305 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $572. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $153.



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 Potterville Housing Commission

Parkview Terrace

210 E Main St
Potterville, Michigan