Home built by Oakland Schools Technical Campus - NE students in partnership with Venture.

Venture Housing

Venture makes homeownership attainable, builds new homes, provides high-quality home finishes, and beautifes neighborhoods. 

 Venture, Inc. believes homeownership should be a reality for Oakland and Livingston County residents of all income levels.

 We build quality, energy-efficient, affordable homes and sell to people with low to moderate income levels.

 We match homebuyers to the right homes, facilitate home purchase, provide a list of lenders, and support homebuyers through down payment assistance (when eligible), and homeownership counseling.

 Key partners include MSHDA, Oakland County Community and Home Improvement, Oakland County Treasurer’s office, City of Pontiac, Royal Oak Township, U.S. Dept. of Housing and Urban Development, and more. We are always seeking new partnerships.

 Venture, Inc. is a housing subsidiary of OLHSA, a non-profit Community Action Agency. It is a 501(c)(3) non-profit and a Community Housing Development Organization (CHDO). Venture is governed by a nine member board of directors that includes local low-income residents.

 Coming November 2021: Our newest home – 770 Kenilworth Pontiac, MI 48340

Become a homeowner
» Apply for an available Venture Home by filling out an eligibility Screener here.

» Please email your completed screening to Kristina Seth at kseth@chninc.net. Community Housing Network is doing our homebuyer qualification.  Please allow for up to 7 business days upon receipt of screening to receive an eligibility determination. For more information on the program, please visit https://communityhousingnetwork.org/services/homeownership-program/.

2021 Gross Household Income Guidelines:

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The following is required:

  • Homebuyer income at or below 80of area median income, according to Housing and Urban Development (HUD) standards. 
  • Michigan State Housing Development Authority (MSHDA) new homebuyer education course completed and certificate received. 
  • Pre-approval letter from mortgage lender (we can help connect you with a lender).
  • Completion of application and submission of all documents required by MSHDA and Oakland County. Contact us for the application and document list.

Once the above is complete, then...

  • A HUD- and MSHDA-certified housing counselor reviews the submitted Venture application and discusses concerns with clients prior to submission to Oakland County.
  • Oakland County analyzes all submitted documents and determines if the client is eligible for the Venture program and determines a corresponding subsidy amount 
  • If all goes well, you become a homeowner and our community grows!


 For more information or to begin the homebuying process contact Project Manager, Autumn Butler, at 248.209.2620 or autumnb2@venturehousing.org.