Assistance Center


We are moving – learn more here

Our Section 8 waiting list is closed until further notice.
The public will be notified when the Section 8 waiting list reopens.

The Pontiac Housing Commission is now accepting applications for the newly renovated
Carriage Place Apartments and Woodland Heights Apartments.

Questions about rental assistance or resources?
Our housing specialists are here help.
Inquires can be directed to the main office by phone
9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Monday to Friday.

Walk-in appointments will be accepted when specialists are available.
For the most efficient assistance, please call our main office prior to visiting in-person.

Frequently Asked Questions

Information regarding housing assistance is available in 17 languages through
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Office of Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity.

Our Partners

Catholic Community Response Team operates within the same building as the Pontiac Housing Commission, working closely with residents throughout the city to provide services such as immediate clothing and food resources, identification resources, eviction prevention, utility payment assistance, holiday programs and more.

The Family Living Center is also headquartered on premises, focusing on serving adult individuals with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities in Oakland County through direct care workers, home managers, the operation of seven group home facilities and more.

Family Self-Sufficiency Program

Family’s within our jurisdiction may apply to join a self-sufficiency program with the housing commission. The purpose of the program is to reduce a family’s or individual’s reliance on rental assistance and federal programs, while increasing income and independence. Enrollees benefit from individualized assistance such as job training, child care, transportation and an interest bearing escrow account held by the housing commission. Enrollees earn credits for the account based on increased income through the program and, once the program is completed, may claim the account once all members of the family are no longer receiving welfare assistance.

Notary Services

Notary services are now available at the Pontiac Housing Commission.
Cost for these services is $5 for our tenants, or $8 for the general public.

5-Year Housing Improvement
and Action Plan

The Pontiac Housing Commission has established a comprehensive and expansive vision for housing investments in the City of Pontiac and southern Oakland County communities as well as a roadmap to achieve this vision over the next five years. The PHC is committed to ensuring community government is doing all that it can to foster an environment of inclusion, diversity, and equity and to guarantee that residents have access to attainable housing.


All documents must be delivered or mailed to the Pontiac Housing Commission office.
Electronic copies will not be accepted on documents which require signatures.

Pontiac Housing Commission Jurisdiction
Carriage Place Apartments Application
Woodland Heights Apartments Application
Change of Income Status and General Authorization Form
Change of Address Form
Landlord Change of Address Form
Request for Addition to Household
Request To Remove Person From Case
Woodland Heights Work Order Request Form
Woodland Heights Vehicle Registration
Woodland Heights Resident Complaint Form
Woodland Heights Recertification and Interim Compliance Approval