The Community Development Department is committed to the delivery of housing, economic development and human services to lower income city residents, particularly the disadvantaged and most vulnerable. A primary goal of the Community Development Department is to assist Ann Arbor citizens who are experiencing difficulty in meeting basic housing and human services needs. This is accomplished by direct services; by providing technical assistance to and oversight of contracts with nonprofit organizations, and creating increased opportunities for lower income families and individuals to live in quality housing and to access community services.
To better coordinate community development efforts, a new joint venture between the City of Ann Arbor and Washtenaw County began in September 2004 when staff from both jurisdictions moved into the same office.
Visit the Washtenaw County website for more information about Office of Community Development Services.