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Mission ​Statement

Ann Arbor Housing Commission (AAHC) seeks to provide desirable housing and related supportive services for low-income individuals and families on a transitional and/or permanent basis. AAHC partners with housing and service providers to build healthy residential communities and promote an atmosphere of pride and responsibility.​

Black Lives Matter

The Ann Arbor Housing Commission (AAHC) supports the goals of the Black Lives Matter movement and other social justice movements to end systemic inequity and to support justice and equality for marginalized people, and in particular, black people. As a nonprofit organization and public housing authority, we provide affordable housing to low-income families and individuals. As a community service provider, it is our mission to support our families whose lives are impacted by systemic inequality. Read the full resolution.

Ann Arbor Housing Commission Agency Plan

The Ann Arbor Housing Commission is dedicated to meet the local housing needs and goals. Annually, the commission assesses the needs and creates a plan that addresses the policies, programs, operations and strategies required to meet those needs and goals. This comprehensive plan is required by HUD and is known as the Annual Agency Plan​

In the News

City of Ann Arbor asking for public input on potential affordable housing

Take the Surveys open until Dec. 14, 2020. Read the article at ClickOnDetroit.com Community input can also be given during three live virtual sessions held from 6-8 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 1; Nov. 9 and Dec. 10. Sessions will be held through Zoom. The city is currently in the conceptual design phase for the redevelopment. Learn more about the redevelopment sites at community-engagement-annarbor.com/

Public Notice


The Ann Arbor Housing Commission (AAHC) has developed its Annual Agency Plan for Fiscal Year 2021 in compliance with the Quality Housing and Work Responsibility Act of 1998. A Public Hearing will be held on Zoom on January 20, 2021, at 6:00 PM.

 

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The Plan is available for review from December 2, 2020 to March 12, 2021 at the following locations in Ann Arbor:

  • Outside the AAHC offices at 2000 S. Industrial & 727 Miller, Ann Arbor
  • At the front desk at 106 Packard, Ann Arbor
  • AAHC Website

The Commission's hours of operation are 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM.

Written comments will be accepted to Weneshia Brand at wrbrand@a2gov.org until March 12, 2021


Washtenaw County Launches Program

to Give Away 

10,000 Free Masks  

 

Washtenaw County, MI –  As we prepare for colder weather and more indoor activities, masks will continue to be vital to limit the spread of COVID-19.  To improve access across the County,  the Washtenaw County Office of Community and Economic Development is working with 25 community partners to distribute 10,000 free masks to lower income residents in the coming weeks. Partners include nonprofit organizations, libraries, and apartment complexes located throughout the county. Some partners will be distributing straight to their clients (such as Meals on Wheels).  Other partners have created opportunities for residents to pick up or receive free masks. A list of these locations, along with the times and instructions can be found on the following flyers: 

Ann Arbor Area Mask Location 

Ypsilanti Area Mask Locations   

Other County Mask Locations 

 

The masks were provided by the State of Michigan to all Community Action Agencies to help provide PPE to low-income and at-risk residents. 

 

The Washtenaw County Office of Community and Economic Development (OCED) is a government agency committed to stepping out of traditional government roles to drive long-term system changes that increase equity and opportunity for all residents. OCED is coordinating the free mask program for Washtenaw County, along with several other COVID-response activities. You can learn more by visiting and washtenaw.org/oced or by following @washtenawOCED on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. 

 


COVID-19 Notice

For COVID-19 TESTING

AAHC Offices During COVID-19

In an effort to slow the spread of the COVID-19 virus, the Ann Arbor Housing Commission is taking proactive steps to follow MDHHS and  county health officials’ recommendations and City of Ann Arbor directives.

As of March 16, 2020  the offices at 727 Miller (Miller Manor), 2000 S. Industrial, 106 Packard (Baker Commons), and 717 N Maple (West Arbor) are closed but staff are working from home and can be reached by email or phone.

  • All staff contact information is listed at the bottom of this webpage.
  • Please contact our main phone line at 734 794-6720 for all concerns. If you leave a voicemail, staff are responding to  voice mail and email from home.
  • Maintenance staff will continue to respond to emergency and urgent work orders only.

  • Finance staff will continue to pay all rent to landlords, utility allowance checks, and invoices from contractors.
  • If you have lost your job or have reduced income, please contact our office immediately so that we can complete an Interim Change Certification.
  • Rent will still be collected and can be placed in our drop boxes or mailed to 2000 S. Industrial, Ann Arbor 48104
  • Documents and rent can be left in our locked drop boxes outside the front door at 2000 S. Industrial and 727 Miller and inside the front door at 106 Packard.
  • Tenants at Green-Baxter and Hikone may continue to leave documents in the Community Center.
  • Additional outdoor locked boxes are installed at
    1504 Broadway, 2724 Hikone, 880 S. Maple (Maple Meadows) and 717 N Maple (West Arbor).
  • Annual certifications will still be processed to the best of our abilities. A container of blank forms are located outside the 727 Miller office door for tenants to pick up
  • We will not be pulling new names from our waitlist for vouchers or to fill vacant units.
  • Applicants who are in process, please contact your case worker.

As of April 10, 2020, HUD has issued some significant regulatory waivers. These waivers all us to continuing with all operations, including income certifications, rent payments to landlords and rent collection from tenants.  

Please check this website for updates on a regular basis, as it may change quickly.

Tenant Rights: Eviction During COVID-19

IS COVID-19 MAKING IT HARD TO MAKE ENDS MEET?

Click here to reach out to one of our community's Barrier Busters agencies to help you pay your bills as soon as possible. A full list of Barrier Busters agencies can be found at Washtenaw.org/2818.

​Staff Listing

Main phone line at 734 794-6720, and then dial the extension. For
Emergency Maintenance request during non-business hours, dial 734-794-6720 extension 2

Administration —

Executive​e Direct​or: 
Jennifer Hall, jhall@a2gov.org, ext. 47201​ 

Director of Operations: 
Weneshia Brand, wrbrand@a2gov.org, ext. 47203​

Finance Director: 

Ulrike Raak, URaak@a2gov.org, ext. 47204

Financial Analyst: 
Teresa Calvert, tcalvert@a2gov.org, ext. 47205​​

Accounting​ ​Clerk: 
Kim Kachur, kkachur@a2gov.org​, ext. 47245​

Administrative Assistant:
Terry Holman, tholman@a2gov.org, ext. 47222

Tom-Meka Baskin, tbaskin@a2gov.org ext. 47230
 

Voucher Program Manager—

Misty Hendershot, mhendershot@a2gov.org, ext 47212

Voucher Occupa​ncy Specialists —

Maria Spencer, mspencer@a2gov.org, ext. 47214

Robin Hester, rhester@a2gov.org, ext. 47213

Brookanne Maitland, bmaitland@a2gov.org, ext. 47217​

Katrisha Kelly, KKelly@a2gov.org, ext. 47311

Sharice Miller, SMiller@a2gov.org, ext. 47228

Lisa Lavan, LLavan@a2gov.org, ext. 47207

    

HCV and Affordable Housing Waiting List  -

Occupancy​/Waitlist Specialist: 

Angela Killom,  AKillom@a2gov.org, ext. 47215

Family Self-Sufficiency Program -

FSS/Supportive Services Coordin​​ator: 
Wade Smith, wsmith@a2gov.org, ext. 47209​

Bonnie Miller, BoMiller@a2gov.org, ext. 47218

Affordable H​ousing —

Residency​ Manager: 
Beth Yaroch, eyaroch@a2gov.org, ext. 47206


 

Occupancy​​ Specialist: 
LaTonya Brown, lbrown@a2gov.org, ext. 47224 

Marilyn Watson-White, MWatson@a2gov.org, ext. 47221​

Makia Slaughter, MSlaughter@a2gov.org, ext. 47219

Evangelina Vassallo, EVassallo@a2gov.org, ext. 47397

Facility​​ Manager: 

Tim Olivier,TOlivier@a2gov.org, ext. 47229

Maintenance Techn​icia​ns —

TJ Irvine
Dave Kirk
Eric Sexton

After hours work order li​​ne: 734.​​794.6720, ext. 2​​​​


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Ann Arbor Housing Commissions

727 Miller Ave.
Ann Arbor, MI 48103

Monday-Friday Hours:

9 a.m.-noon and 1-5 p.m.

Email: housingcommission@a2gov.org
PH: 734.794-6720
Fax: 734.994-0781


 

Finance and Administrative Office

2000  S. Industrial Street
Ann Arbor, MI  48104

Monday-Friday Hours: 8 a.m-4 p.m.

Email: kkachur@a2gov.org
PH: 734.794-6720 x47205
Fax: 734.996-3018

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