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  • Eviction Prevention​ (CDC Eviction Suspension is set to expire June 30, 2021. You must take actions to prevent eviction for nonpayment of Rent. Please read the Housing Choice Voucher and Public Housing tenant brochure for more information. If you need help to pay your back owed rent apply for assistance (CERA) at ceraapp.michigan.gov or call HAWC at 734-961-1999. Call Legal Aid at 734-665-6181 or visit Michiganlegalhelp.org to understand your options & how to protect yourself.)
  • Donations​ for Support Services for Affordable Housing Projects (includes youth summer and after-school programs, community building such as community gardens and art programs, food programs, eviction prevention, job programs, and health programs)​
  • Community Presentation about the AAHC, local affordable housing market, and local housing development initiatives
  • Current and Historic Plans
  • Freedom of Information Request (Summary, Procedure and Guidelines, Itemization)
  • Housing Waitlist (currently closed)

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 en​d 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 AAHC is dedicated to​ meeting 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​

5YR Agency Plan FY20-24 (including Fiscal Year 2021 Annual Plan)

In the News

​Affordable housing project at "Y" Lot (350 S 5th) updated (6/15/21)

Next steps ​for ​​developing 415 W Washington (​​6/3/21)​

Rent-To-Own Leases ​versus Land Contract (4/9/21)

Washtenaw Health Initiative: American Rescue Plan Benefits (4/6/21)

​Ann Arbor DDA upgrades planned in coordination with affordable housing (3/24/21)​

Washtenaw County Health Department Launches COVID-19 Vaccination Pilot Project (3/17/21)

AAHC ​adds Lurie Terrace to Ann Arbor's affordable housing inventory (3/​13/21)​

Q&A: AAHC Director Jennifer Hall explains $397M​ affordable housing plan (1/8/21)​

​After completing 2 new developments, AAHC looks to next 11 (1/8/21)​​​

Ann Arbor voters approve affordable housing millage (11/4/20)​

HUD RAD Case Study — AAHC

Public Notice​

The Ann Arbor Housing Commission (AAHC) has developed its Annual Agency Plan for Fiscal Year 2022 in compliance with the Quality Housing and Work Responsibility Act of 1998.


A Public Hearing will be held on Zoom on January 26, 2022 at

6:00 PM

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The Plan is available for review from November 18, 2021 to January 26, 2022 at the following locations in Ann Arbor:

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

Written comments will be accepted to Weneshia Brand at [email protected] until January 26, 2022.


Weneshia Brand, Director of Operations

City of Ann Arbor | Ann Arbor Housing Commission | 727 Miller Avenue Ann Arbor MI 48103

734.794.6720 (O) 734.994.0781 (F) | Internal Extension 47203   [email protected] | www.a2gov.org/housingcommission



Ann Arbor Housing Commission Re-opening August 2, 2021

(Everyone must wear a mask when entering all of our facilities)


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: 

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 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 August 2, 2021 the Ann Arbor Housing Commission offices at 727 Miller (Miller Manor), 2000 S. Industrial, 106 Packard (Baker Commons), and 717 N Maple (West Arbor) will re-open. (Everyone must wear a mask when entering all of our facilities)

  • All staff contact information is listed in the staff directory​.
  • Please contact our main phone line at 734 794-6720 for all concerns. If you leave a voicemail, staff are responding to voicemail 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, MI 48104
  • Documents and rent can be left in our locked drop boxes outside the front door at 2000 S. Industrial, at 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

Eviction Prevention & Diversion program flyers:

Eviction Prevention Resources                                                                

HUD HCV Landlord Resources

Legal Services Tenant Handouts

Reasons for Eviction Flow Chart

State Eviction Diversion Program

​​CDC Eviction Protections​​​​


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.



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Ann Arbor Housing Commission

727 Miller Ave.
Ann Arbor, MI 48103

Monday-Friday Hours:

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

Email: [email protected]
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: [email protected]
PH: 734.794-6720 x47205
Fax: 734.996-3018

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