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​Ann Arbor Housing Commission

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​​​​​​​Section 8 HCV Home​ownership

Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) Homeownership is a subsidy program under which a voucher is used to help purchase a home for current AAHC HCV participants in Washtenaw and Monroe Counties. The participant is free to choose any housing that meets the requirements of the program.

This ​​HUD HCV Homeownership Video​ explains the HCV Homeownership program, which allows participants to use their voucher to buy a home and receive monthly assistance in meeting homeownership expenses. 

HCV Homeownership Flyer for Lenders and Realtors (PDF)

A housing subsidy is paid by the AAHC on behalf of the participating family. The family then pays the difference between the actual monthly mortgage including any other homeowner expense and the amount subsidized by the program.

HCV Homeownership Flyer for Participants (PDF)

A family that is issued a homeownership voucher is responsible for locating a lender for mortgage approval and finding a suitable home of the family's choice. Homes must meet minimum standards of health and safety, as determined by the AAHC.

Frequently Asked Questions: HCV Homeownership FAQ (PDF)


To be eligible, participants must be a current AAHC Voucher holder and must meet the income and employment guidelines, based on family size.  The household member must meet screening criteria for program approval. Contact us for an application​(PDF).

Please note: Current AAHC Voucher families must be pre-approved by AAHC for the Homeownership Voucher​ program prior to purchasing a home.

​Affordable Homeownership Opportunities

Other homeownership opportunities include Habitat for Humanity, MSDHA ​Homeownership, and USDA Rural Development Home Loans. Recently, the City of Ypsilanti announced Dorsey Estates (PDF), a homeownership opportunity that is available to local first time homebuyers. Homebuyers can get assistance with down payment ​cost as well.