What does the Pontiac Housing Commission do?
Provide quality housing to public housing residents, access to
resources, and coordinate assistance for Section 8 recipients (see
How can I get on the Section 8 Waiting List?
Currently, the waiting list is closed and at this time names will
not be added.
When will the Pontiac Housing Commission Re-Open its
Section 8 Waiting List?
There is no exact month or date as to when the list will be opened
again. If the list needs to be opened the Pontiac Hosing Commission
will post notice in the local news paper and on the City's public
access channel, as well as update this website to reflect that the
list is open.
Who are the Board of
There are four Board of Commissioners: Samuel Scott, President,
Alexandria Riley, Vice President, Authur Mitchell, and Neil
What do the Commissioners do?
The Board of Commissioners are appointed for a five year term by
the City of Pontiac Mayor. The Commissioners are citizens of
Pontiac who govern policy and help to ensure that the Pontiac
Housing Commission is fulfilling its mission and goals. They are
not compensated to carry our these responsibilities and they are
not employees of the Commission.
When are Housing Commission
Every second Monday of the month. These meetings are open to the
public. All meetings are posted at the City Clerk's office and at
all three Pontiac Housing Commission Sites.
Does the Pontiac Housing Commission help pay the deposit
for an apartment?
Unfortunately, the PHC cannot assist in helping with deposits for
an apartment. The Pontiac Housing Commission is funded with
government funds by the Department of Housing and Urban
Development, and is only allowed to spend funds in accordance with
HUD guidelines and budgetary regulations. These guidelines do not
authorize assisting residents with deposits. You may feel free to
contact OLHSA at 248-209-2687 or Lighthouse at (248) 920-6000 to
obtain information regarding assistance with deposits.
Does the Pontiac Housing Commission assist with other
housing other than through the Section 8 program, and Woodland
Heights and Carriage Circle?
No. However the Pontiac Housing Commission does provide free
referrals and listings of subsidized housing. You may contact our
offices for more information or you can feel free to go to
www.hud.gov to get more information about subsidized housing.
I'm a contractor and I would like to do business with the
Pontiac Housing Commission, how can I be notified of upcoming bid
You may contact our Procurement Officer at (248) 338-4551 ext. 200
or complete forms to be added to our Contractors listing by
requesting the forms from the front desk of our Central Office
Does the Housing Commission have an annual plan, financial
reports, and information regarding their futures plans and
activities that I can have access to?
Yes. Our annual PHA plan is posted on HUD's website. It is also
posted to the community and can be reviewed at any time at any of
our local offices or at the Pontiac Library. We also have board
packets that provide monthly updates and reports on the activities
of the Housing Commission. This information is public and can be
reviewed via an FOIA request.
I feel that my rights have been violated as it pertains to
Fair Housing what can I do?
You may go to www.hud.gov and click on the information regarding
Fair Housing. If your rights have been violated as it pertains to
the Pontiac Housing Commission programs or you feel you have been
unfairly treated please speak with the Site Manager or Program
Manager. If your complaint is unresolved you may contact the
Assistant to the Executive Director at (248) 338-4551 ext. 204 and
request an appointment or a hearing.