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Human Services Goal 

Provide services that meet the basic human needs of impoverished and disenfranchised residents to maximize the health and well-being of the community

How are we doing?

The Ann Arbor Housing Commission (AAHC) set a target to increase the stability of public housing residents. AAHC actions that will impact stability of residents include creating a Family Self Sufficiency Program for residents to increase financial self-sufficiency and to create a permanent supportive housing site with 24-hour front desk security. Washtenaw County, the Ann Arbor Area Community Foundation, Avalon Housing, and other community organizations also work with the City and County to provide human services both within and beyond public housing sites. 

What are the indicators?

Percent of Public Housing Residents Employed             

About one-third of public housing residents and housing choice voucher program participants are employed. AAHC is working to increase employment of low-income households on housing commission projects.​

Source: Ann Arbor Housing Commission

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​What way cool projects are underway?​​

Washtenaw County Coordinated Funding

  • In the fall of 2010, the Washtenaw County Office of Community and Economic Development, the Ann Arbor Area Community Foundation, and the United Way of Washtenaw County pioneered a new coordinated funding model to fund human service programs across Washtenaw County. This coordinated effort maximizes the community impact of funding and has strengthened the effectiveness of both non-profits and grant makers in the human services sector.

Housing and Human Services Advisory Board

​Retrofits and New Construction at Ann Arbor Housing Commission Sites

  • AAHC is redeveloping 100% of its sites over the next few years and anticipates building around 50 additional housing units. Retrofits to Miller Manor, a 106-unit apartment building, will include 24-hour front desk coverage with on-site services provided by Avalon, Community Support and Treatment Services, Catholic Social Services and Veterans Affairs.



Where are we now?
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​Poor​Not Assessed
Where are we going?​ ​
​Getting Better​Stable
​Getting Worse​Unknown​​