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​​​​​​The Ann Arbor Housing Commission is in the process of converting all of its public housing properties​ to project-based vouchers under the HUD Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD) program.  

View the Admissions and Continued Occupancy Policy​ (PDF), which governs the public housing programs. 

The Public Housing (PH) and Project Based Voucher (PBV) programs are very similar from the tenant's perspective. Under both programs, the tenant pays 30 percent of the adjusted household income on rent, and HUD provides a rental subsidy to the AAHC for the difference between the tenant's rent and the cost of the apartment. The subsidy is attached to the apartment under both programs and the AAHC is the property manager.

Section 8​ is another rental subsidy program under which a voucher is used to help qualified residents obtain housing from any private landlord that will accept Section 8 participants in Washtenaw and Monroe counties. Tenants pay that landlord the calculated rent, and the Housing Commission pays the landlord the difference between the rent and the actual cost of the apartment. 

AAHC Housing​​ Waiting List

(The AAHC Housing Waiting List is currently closed)

Manage your account online at www.a2housing.org/ann-arbor-housing-commission/index.aspx.

This web site will allow you to:

  • Apply for other open waitlists offered by Ann Arbor Housing Commission
  • Review and update your information, such as e-mail, mailing address, and phone numbers, to insure quality communication.
  • Review family member, income and assets details.
  • Review waiting list basic details and preferences.


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.

To get on the waiting list, you must complete and submit an application when the waiting list is open. All up-to-date applications remain on an active waiting list until program eligibility is determined. Applications are for the waiting list only, not for immediate assistance.​

Ann Arbor Housing Commissions

727 Miller Ave.

Ann Arbor, MI 48103

Monday-Friday Hours:

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

PH: 734.794-6720

Fax: 734.994-0781

Finance and Administartive Office

2000  S. Industrial Street,

Ann Arbor, MI  48104

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

Ph: 734.794-6720 x47205

Fax: 734.996-3018