Ann Arbor Housing Commission
727 Miller Avenue Ann Arbor, Michigan 48103

734-794-6720

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 (hud.gov, 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. 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 (hud.gov/offices/pih/, 2012)

Latest Public Housing Inspection Scores What are REAC Scores?

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

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. Scattered Sites does not have a passing score.

Source United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (data.gov, 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 (hud.gov, 2013)

Waiting List Status:


The Section 8 and Public Housing programs administered by this housing authority are often over subscribed requiring the use of a waiting list. The waiting list would typically only open for brief periods. To find out of the waiting list is open or when it may open, please contact the housing authority directly.

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Public Housing Projects

355

Public Housing Units

1,483

Section 8 Vouchers

Medium Low (250 - 499)

Public Housing Size

Large (1,250 - 9,999)

Section 8 Size

Combined

Program Type

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