Financial Feasibility Analysis & Development of City-Owned Properties as Affordable Housing
The Mayor and City
Council directed the AAHC and Administrator to conduct a financial feasibility
analysis of under used City-owned properties. This analysis looked at whether
these properties are suitable for affordable housing to households at 60%, or
less, of the Area Median Income (AMI). The analysis was presented at the November 18, 2019 City Council Meeting. The analysis was updated to include 415 W. Washington and 350 S. 5th Ave. An update was provided during a Council Work Session on June 14, 2021.
View a map of the city-owned sites here.
Community Engagement Process
The AAHC partnered with SmithGroup from 2019 to 2021 to conduct community engagement on affordable housing at the 10 sites identified in the Feasibility Analysis as suitable:
Additional community engagement for 121 E. Catherine, related to the historic Black district, has been conducted in partnership with YMJ & Associates. The first public Community Forum was held on Zoom on June 17, 2022.
A second Community Forum was held September 1st, 2022 at the Farmers Market (315 Detroit Street) and 121 E. Catherine.
City Council Resolutions
R-19-109 Directing the Planning Commission to consider the benefit of downtown affordable housing premiums.
R-19-138 Directing AAHC & Administration to analyze 10 properties.
City of Ann Arbor Brownfield Policy
R-19-419 City of Ann Arbor Brownfield Policy Adoption
Affordable Housing Planning & Zoning
Zoning Analysis - multiple sites
Income and Rent
Low Income Housing Tax Credit Income and Rents
Washtenaw County HUD Income and Rents
2015 Washtenaw County Housing Affordability and Economic Equity Analysis
Ann Arbor Housing Fund Policy
Washtenaw County Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing Plan
Affordable Housing Toolkit
DDA Housing Fund Overview and Grant History
Downtown Development Authority MAP with 1/4 mile Boundary
Out of Reach Report - National Low-Income Housing Coalition
Low Income Housing Tax Credit Impact on Michigan
Low Income Housing Tax Credit Impact 12th District (Includes Ann Arbor)
Map of MDNR Encumbered Area - Burns Park and Senior Center
City Ordinance related to DDA affordable housing funding