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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 i​nformation. 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
  • Supportive services study​ analyzing the impact of tenant supportive services offered at eight Housing Commission properties in 2020-21​
  • Housing Waitlist

Mission ​Statement

Diversity, equity and inclusion is important to the Ann Arbor Housing Commission's mission of providing affordable housing to low-income individuals and families and is critical to ensuring the well-being of our staff and the communities we serve. We strive to create an environment where employees are valued and empowered to positively support our mission. The Ann Arbor Housing Commission will advocate for public and private-sector policies that challenge systems that create inequity, oppression and disparity and work with community partners to bring about positive change.​

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

New study highlights success of Ann Arbor’s supportive housing model​​ (5/21/22)

$3M federal earmark to help Ann Arbor affordable housing sites go solar (3/24/22)​

​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)​

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)​

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

HUD RAD Case Study — AAHC

Public Notice

The Ann Arbor Housing Commission will open the Waiting List for two Project-Based Voucher (PBV) Senior High-Rise properties, Lurie Terrace and Courthouse Square Apartments. Lurie Terrace is a high-rise building with 30 PBV units located at 600 W. Huron St., Ann Arbor. The high-rise building has studio, one- and two-bedroom apartments. Courthouse Square is a high-rise building with 33 PBV units located at 100 S. 4th Ave, Ann Arbor. The high-rise building has one-and two bedroom apartments. Applicants must be 62 years or older; no exceptions are allowed.

 

The PBV Lurie Terrance Waiting List and the PBV Courthouse Square Waiting List is scheduled to OPEN MONDAY, MARCH 14, 2022 AT 9:00 AM. Both list will REMAIN OPEN and applications will be accepted until we have received a reasonable number of applications.

 

AAHC will ONLY accept applications for Elderly Households. Elderly person MUST be at least 62 including spouse, co-head, and other adult for Lurie Terrace. Elderly applicants of Courthouse Square MUST be at least 55 however, the spouse, co-head, or other adult MUST be at least 50​. All applications will be reviewed to ensure that the applicant family size qualifies for the PBV unit and meets the age requirements, all other applications will be denied.

 

AAHC offers Preferences to Disabled, Homeless, and Washtenaw County resident households.

 

All applications must be submitted online. Paper application are not accepted, no exceptions. If you require reasonable accommodation to complete an application, please call us at 734-794-6720

 

ONLINE APPLICATIONS ARE AVAILABLE AT: https://housing.a2gov.org/

 

Please note:  Applications are accepted online only through Commission’s web page.  Applications can be completed through any computer with internet access and a valid email address.  If you do not have an email address, please visit www.yahoo.com or www.gmail.com to set up and obtain a FREE email account.  The application should take about 15-30 minutes. Due to the volume of applications received, we are unable to provide information on application status by phone.

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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​​​​

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.


 

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



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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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