The Port Huron Housing Commission
By HUD regulation and City of Port Huron ordinance, the Port Huron Housing Commission is charged with providing decent, safe, and sanitary dwellings without overcrowding for those families and seniors who lack the amount of income necessary to provide these accommodations on their own. In line with this charge, the Housing Commission operates low-income housing assistance rental programs for families and seniors through the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). It operates on funding received solely from rental income and federal housing subsidies. All rental or assistance amounts are based on household gross income less applicable deductions.
Under the Public Housing Program, the Housing Commission owns and operates five affordable housing villages, three of which are designated for family living and two designated for senior living. These villages have been named for their historical significance on recommendation of the St. Clair County Historical Society. The first four locations were named after the four villages that merged to form the City of Port Huron (Huron Village, Gratiot Village, Desmond Village, and Peru Village). The fifth location was named after the builder of Fort St. Joseph (Dulhut).
The Housing Commission is pet friendly with a liberal policy which is enforced to ensure the health and safety of all residents and their families. Bedroom sizes available range from studio apartments up to five-bedroom apartments!
The Housing Commission also operates a Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program which assists residents renting on the private market with their rent.
The Housing Commission is governed by a Board of five Commissioners which are appointed by the City of Port Huron City Manager to staggered five-year terms. The Housing Commissioners, along with staff, pride themselves on a strong financial commitment and they are dedicated to meet the above charge. These commitments are achieved from our many housing, modernization, maintenance, and resident service programs. The Port Huron Housing Commission has received numerous awards for its innovative programs.
Board of Commissioners
Our Board of Commissioners are appointed by the City Manager and serve a 5 year term.
Scott Urmy – President
Keely Baribeau – Vice President
James A. Dewey, PHM