THE PUBLIC HOUSING (NOT SECTION 8) WAITING LIST IS NOW CLOSED FOR ALL BEDROOM SIZES
Public Notice: The Public Housing Waiting LIst is now CLOSED for all bedroom Sizes.
Public Housing Security Issues and Improvements Plan
The Ann Arbor Housing Commission recently conducted a site analysis of each public housing location -- including tenant surveys about security issues. The results of the site by site analysis can also be found by clicking HERE. An AAHC committee has been working with these surveys and other public commentary and has developed a Security Improvements Plan which can be viewed in its current form by clicking HERE. This plan was presented to the AAHC Board of Commissioners on May 16.
The AAHC thanks you for your concerns and will continue to share plans for security improvements here and at the Low-Income Public Housing web page.
Public Housing Notice
All Public Housing Residents:
The AAHC has completed its revision of its lease and encourages residents to review the new lease. The new lease and a redlined version comparing the old and new lease are available on the website at www.a2gov.org/housingcommission and a hard copy is available at the Miller, Baker, and Ashley offices. The AAHC will take the proposed lease to the Board on January 16, 2012 for approval. If approved by the Board, the lease will take effect a minimum of 60 days later. The projected start date for the new lease is April 1, 2013. All tenants will be required to sign the new lease in order to maintain tenancy.
Changes to the Ann Arbor Housing Commission Flat Rent Schedule will be made effective January 1st. A public notice and review period is scheduled for October 1st, 2012 through October 31st, 2012. Please refer to the following links for more information.
Flat Rent Analysis
For a schedule of public meetings click here.
AAHC PUBLIC HOUSING POLICIES
ADMISSIONS AND CONTINUED OCCUPANCY POLICY (ACOP)
Please Click Below for Access to the AAHC ACOP - Policies Governing the Administration of the AAHC Public Housing Program
You can now listen to our Administrative Plan and Policies as well as view them. To do so:
turn on the Read Out Loud function by going into the Adobe document à clicking on View à clicking on Read Out Loud à then clicking on Activate Read Out Loud.
After that function starts up, you can either scroll through the document and the computer voice speaks the words or highlight an area to be spoken by the computer.
ACOP - CURRENT POLICY - CLICK HERE
For a summary of recent changes to the ACOP - CLICK HERE
What is Public Housing?
Low Rent Housing: The AAHC manages and maintains 355 low income rental housing units in the city of Ann Arbor. We provide housing for the elderly, disabled, and for families. There are 67 buildings under our jurisdiction scattered across the entire city of Ann Arbor on 17 sites. Unit sizes range from 1-to-5 bedroom units. The rent charged is 30% of the adjusted family income of the tenant. Residents have the option of choosing a flat rate for their rent. The security deposit is one month's rent. Our new residents are eligible applicants chosen from our waiting list.
What are the Basic Resident Qualifications?
Interested applicants must be on the Public Housing waiting list, pass screening to determine ability to comply with lease terms, pass credit and criminal history check and be a Citizen or eligible immigrant.
How do I get on the Public Housing Waiting List?
Each different unit size (from one to five bedrooms) has a separate waiting list. You must complete and submit an application to the AAHC when the waiting list is open. All up-to-date applications are kept on an active waiting list until program eligibility is determined. Applications are for the waiting list only, not for immediate assistance.
Notices will be placed at AnnArbor.com, on Community Television Network (CTN), and on this site in advance of any changes to the opening or closing of individual waiting lists.
What makes me eligible?
You must meet income limits based on your family size in order to be eligible for Public Housing. Click HERE for the current income limts and click HERE for the HUD website fully describing these limits. Also, housing assistance will not be extended to those families whose adult members have a recent criminal history, nor to families who have been removed from the program for fraudulent activity. Families with outstanding balances owed to AAHC must meet their obligations before being considered for the program.
What are qualified preferences?
Priority is given to individuals that meet the following criteria: Reside, Employed, or Student of Washtenaw County or those who are either Elderly or Disabled.
Do you provide emergency housing:
No. We do not provide emergency housing assistance.
What kind of housing do you have?
We have various types of family housing ranging from 1-unit sites to multi-unit developments. The design and functions of the units are maintained so that they blend into the surrounding neighborhood. Some developments are newer townhouse designs and duplexes, others are purchased by the government in existing neighborhoods. Most sites are adjacent to parks and include community activities in the project such as youth areas, playgrounds, and community centers. All are on the AATA busline.
North Maple Estates
Green Baxter Court
Do you have housing for Single families, Couples, Persons with Disabilities and Persons over the age of 62?
Yes. The majority of these units are in complexes close to beautiful downtown Ann Arbor. They are mostly single-occupancy units, with a few 2-bedroom units mixed in. Community porches and rooms, laundry facilities, and libraries are just a few of the community spaces in the various projects. All are on the AATA busline.
What are some general features of your public housing units:
bank of locked mail boxed, landscaped exteriors, near shopping and major transportation line, adjacent to a City park, small play area with swings. Community Center with resident-designed activities that include computers, after-school and summer programs, and health clinic. Some features vary by apartment community.
What school district are your properties located in?
All apartment communities are located in the Ann Arbor Public School district
Do I have to pay a security deposit?
Yes. The security deposit is equal to 1 month’s rent (before utility allowance is applied)
What are your rental rates:
Income based – greater of 30% of adjusted monthly income 10% of gross monthly income or minimum rent of $50.
What are some apartment features?
Easy care vinyl floor throughout, garbage disposals, range, refrigerator, full basement with washer and dryer hook-ups, laundry facilities, cable ready, and patio.Some features vary by apartment communities.
How are you funded?
The AAHC operates on tenant rental receipts, operating subsidy, and grants from the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).
What are utility allowances?
The AAHC provides utility allowances for some tenants. Please see the web page titled "Utility Allowance Schedules" (upper left column of this page) for full details.