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​​​​​​​​​Ann Arbor Housing Commission works in collaboration with local agencies to provide a variety of resources to the community.  

Help make our parks more accessible —          Ann Arbor Parks & Recreation

A group of master's students at the University of Michigan School of Information are working as consultants with the Ann Arbor Parks & Recreation Unit to improve the way people find and access the city's parks. You can help by signing up to participate in an interview that should take approximately 45-60 minutes. Your perspective on how you locate and navigate to the Ann Arbor parks can help us understand how we can create a better park experience for everyone! All participants will be compensated with a $25 prepaid debit card. If you would like to participate, visit the webpage for more information. Sponsored by the Office of Community and Economic Development.

A2ZERO Initiative —                         Sustainability and Innovations ​Department

The Sustainability and Innovations ​Department is launching a virtual scavenger hunt that Ann Arborites, students, and visitors can take at their own pace to learn more about the activities unfolding throughout the community to create a more sustainable and just future. The idea is to place A2ZERO plaques at selected sites along with a QR code that participants can scan. That QR code will bring up more information about the sustainability features of the site but also tell you more about the A2ZERO initiative and how you can engage in the effort. This way people can intentionally participate in the scavenger hunt or stumble upon it by chance (i.e., I just happen to be at the farmers market and see the plaque – I'm intrigued).

​If you know of something or some place that needs to be included, please fill out this s​urvey to enter the specific site and a bit of details about why. All potential sites will be compiled and relevent ones will be integrated into the virtual scavenger hunt. ​

SummerWorks 2021 Program —            Washtenaw County ​​MichiganWorks!​

Host an Intern this summer! ​Since 2016, SummerWorks has focused on providing young adults ages 16 to 24 with work experience and exposure to a variety of career paths.  SummerWorks provides opportunties for employers. SummerWorks 2021 helps employers introduce the next generation of young adults to their business and opportunities in their field. There are three ways to participate: Host an Intern, Be a Mentor, and Provide a Career Sneak Peek.

SummerWorks offers experience to youth. SummerWorks 2021 helps young adults gain meaningful work experience and offers employers a fresh perspective on a project they've always wanted to be completed during the summer.

Amy Cell Talent works with the Washtenaw County Office of Community and Economic Development, MichiganWorks! Southeast, the University of Michigan, Spark Ann Arbor, Michigan Rehabilitation Services, partner organizations, and employers to increase our community talent pipeline and area internship opportunities. If you have any questions, please feel free to call Michelle Galbraith at (734) 707-5023.​​

Homeownership Special Announcement:          MI 10K DPA Loan

MSHDA Homeownership is pleased to announce a new down payment assistance loan program called MI 10K DPA Loan. This program was created to offer assistance to purchasers within specific geographic areas where the opportunity to purchase a home is high but the rate of homeownership needs improvement. Homebuyers looking to purchase a home within one of these areas will benefit from additional support to help them achieve homeownership. The MI 10K DPA Loan program will provide: 

  • $10,000 to use towards the required down payment, closing costs and prepaids/escrows; any additional down payment can be used to buy down the first lien.
  • Maximum financing is not required.
  • Must be combined with a MSHDA MI Home Loan first mortgage (FHA, RD Guaranteed, or Conventional).
  • Minimum 1% borrower contribution.
  • Cash assets are restricted to $20,000.
  • 0% interest and no monthly payments.
  • Loan is due when the home is sold, refinanced, the first mortgage is paid in full, homeownership interest is transferred, or the home ceases to be the primary residence.
  • Available in 236 Michigan zip codes​.

For product specifications, marketing materials, Michigan map of covered zip codes and FAQ's visit Lender Online.

If you have questions, contact your Business Development Specialist.