The Ann Arbor Housing Commission has converted all of its public housing properties to project-based vouchers under the HUD Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD) program.
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.
To get on the waiting list, you must complete and submit an application when the waiting list is open. To create an account click here. To update your account click here. 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. Applications are accepted online only through the Commission's web page.
Applications can be completed through any device 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.
THE ANN ARBOR HOUSING
HOUSING CHOICE VOUCHER
(SECTION 8) and AFFORDABLE HOUSING (PROJECT-BASED VOUCHER)
WAITING LISTS ARE
SCHEDULED TO OPEN
MONDAY, AUGUST 3,
2020 AT 9:00 AM
APPLICATIONS WILL BE
MONDAY, AUGUST 31,
2020 AT 4:00 PM
The AAHC has 3 preferences: households who live in
Washtenaw County, households who have a person with a disability, and
households who are homeless. There is an additional preference for Housing
Choice Voucher applicants: Non-Elderly Disabled (NED), households who have a
person with disability between the ages of 18-61.
MUST BE SUBMITTED ONLINE
PAPER APPLICATIONS WILL
NOT BE ACCEPTED
If you require
a reasonable accommodation due to a disability to complete an application,
please call us at 734-794-6720
All applicants who complete an application between
August 3rd and August 31st will be placed on the waiting list. You may apply
for one waiting list or both. Once the waiting list is closed you will not have
the ability to complete an application. You make check the status of your
application online after September 10, 2020. AAHC will give priority to those
applicants who meet the above preferences. Applicants must provide verification
that they meet the preference at the time assistance is offered. Failure to provide
proof of preference will result in the removal of your application.
ONLINE APPLICATIONS ARE AVAILABLE AT
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. If you have submitted a complete application, you will receive
an email that says “Your Application Has Been Submitted.” When your application
is chosen you will receive an email that says “Your pre-application was
SELECTED for placement on the waiting list.”
Manage your account online at
This web site will allow you to:
- Pre-register your household information when the waiting lists are closed. By pre-registering, you will be notified by email when the waitlist is opened
- Apply for other open waitlists offered by Ann Arbor Housing Commission when they are open
- 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: Applicants may only submit one application per household. Do not list the same household member(s) on multiple applications otherwise you will disqualify the applications. Due to the volume of applications received, we are unable to provide information on application status by phone. You may check the status of your application online.