Ann Arbor Housing Commission
727 Miller Avenue
Ann Arbor, Washtenaw County, MI


Section 8 HCV Waiting List Status: Closed

The Section 8 Waiting list for the Ann Arbor Housing Commission is currently closed. 

The waiting list was most recently opened in 2012, and the AAHC says the waiting list reopens every two to four years. 

Out of the 1,333 Housing Choice Vouchers given, 100 were reserved for families of which the head of household has a disability. The AAHC had a Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing program that reserves 150 vouchers for veterans. 

There is no information when the AAHC will reopen the Section 8 Waiting List. 

Did you know that you can apply for Section 8 anywhere in the country? If your local Section 8 waiting list is closed, you can apply to programs elsewhere. See all open waiting lists across the country on our Waiting Lists page.

Assisted Unit Distribution What is Housing Assistance?

The Ann Arbor Housing Commission administers both a public housing and Section 8 housing voucher program. The housing authority owns and manages 3 projects which contain 355 affordable rental units. It also administers 1,483 Section 8 housing vouchers.

According to HUD, Ann Arbor Housing Commission is determined to be a Medium Low public housing authority, meaning it manages between 250 - 499 public housing units. Also according to the Department of Housing and Urban Development, the housing authority is designated as Large, meaning it administers 1,250 - 9,999 Section 8 vouchers.

Comparing the housing assistance distribution of Ann Arbor Housing Commission between Public Housing Units (19%) and Section 8 Housing Vouchers (81%) to that of all housing authorities in Michigan, Ann Arbor Housing Commission has a smaller proportion of public housing units than the average housing authority. The housing authority’s proportion of Section 8 vouchers under management is larger than the average housing authority in Michigan.

Source United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (, 2014)

SEMAP Performance What are SEMAP Scores?

Each year HUD reviews and scores the housing authority’s Section 8 program management based on 14 different criteria. This score is a reflection of how well the housing authority manages the Section 8 waiting list, the physical quality of housing assisted with Section 8 and the financial management of the program.

From 2001 to 2009, Ann Arbor Housing Commission scored an average of 60 points as of the last set of publicly available data. The housing authority had a high score of 71 in 2006 and a low score of 43 in 2004. The average SEMAP Score for Housing Authorities in Michigan is 74.81.

Ann Arbor Housing Commission has an average score that is less than the average Michigan housing authority. Higher SEMAP scores indicate more effective financial management, a smoother waiting list process and higher quality physical conditions at assisted properties.

Source President's Open Government Directive (, 2012)

Latest Public Housing Inspection Scores What are REAC Scores?

Every public housing project is inspected every one to three years by HUD.

As of the last set of publicly available data, Ann Arbor Housing Commission manages one rental property which has an inspection score of 54. To be a passing score, a public housing property must have a score of 60 or more. As of the last set of publicly available data, Scattered Sites does not have a passing score.

Source United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (, 2014)

Total Tenant Payment Percentages What is Total Tenant Payment?

Tenants in public housing pay rent based on their income. Generally, the Total Tenant Payment (TTP) is 30% of the tenant’s adjusted income. Ann Arbor Housing Commission owns and manages 355 public housing units in 3 properties.

The Average Total Tenant Payment for Ann Arbor Housing Commission is $259.00 compared to the state average of $294.00.

The Average Total Tenant Payment for the state of Michigan ranges from a low of $198.00 to a high of $462.00.

Source Resident Characteristics Report (, 2013)

Housing Authority Annual and 5 Year Plans

Public housing agencies, also called public housing authorities, which receive funding from HUD, are required to submit and receive approval from the US Department of Housing and Urban Development of both an Annual Plan and a 5 Year Plan. These plans establish each housing authority’s policies, strategies, programs and operations for meeting the housing needs of persons within their target area.

The housing authority plans include specific details about the cost of renovations to real estate (also known as capital improvements), changes to Section 8 HCV policies, planned redevelopment of public housing projects and other major administrative changes.

Following are the HUD-approved public housing agency plans for Ann Arbor Housing Commission.

Year Date Approved Plan PDF Document
2012 6/29/12 Plan
2011 7/11/11 Plan
2010 7/26/10 Plan
2009 3/12/10 Plan
2008 6/20/08 Plan
2007 6/19/08 Plan
2006 6/6/06 Plan
2005 6/15/05 Plan
2004 6/10/04 Plan
2003 6/4/02 Plan
2002 8/1/02 Plan
2001 8/14/01 Plan
2000 8/18/00 Plan


Public Housing Projects


Public Housing Units


Section 8 Vouchers

Medium Low (250 - 499)

Public Housing Size

Large (1,250 - 9,999)

Section 8 Size


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