About Ann Arbor Housing Commission

The Ann Arbor Housing Commission is a Section 8 and Public Housing Public Housing Agency in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

The Ann Arbor Housing Commission serves Monroe County, Washtenaw County, Romulus, Canton charter, Belleville and Ann Arbor.

Ann Arbor Housing Commission Waiting Lists

Ann Arbor Housing Commission Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List: 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. 

Last Updated on 07/20/2015.

Public Housing Waiting List: Closed

The Ann Arbor Housing Commission (AAHC) is not accepting Public Housing waiting list pre-applications at this time.

Last Updated on 08/06/2015.


About the Ann Arbor Housing Commission Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the most recent VMS report, Ann Arbor Housing Commission manages 1,639 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

The following is a summary of the types of vouchers managed and the monthly costs of each:

Standard Homeownership Tenant Protection Ported Out VASH Non-Elderly Disabled
Vouchers 1,046 8 6 10 186 96
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $647 $275 $755 $822 $555 $592
Monthly Cost $676,368 $2,202 $4,531 $8,217 $103,153 $56,805

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Ann Arbor Housing Commission

Waiting List and Tenancy

According to the 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households database, the housing authority's voucher program has an annual turnover of 10% having issued approximately 160 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 7 years and 4 months. According to the 2016 PSH database, persons who were issued a voucher in the preceding 12 months waited an average of 25 months on the waiting list1.

Income Characteristics

According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 2.2 persons and has a household income of $13,134 per year. 98% of households were very low income (VLI) and 85% were extremely low income (ELI). 29% of households had wages as a major source of income, 1% of households had welfare (TANF, General Assistance or Public Assistance) as their primary source of income, and 60% of households had other income (Social Security, Disability or Pension) as their major source of income.

Heads of Household Characteristics

2% of households were headed by a person 24 years old or less, 53% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 29% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 17% were headed by a person 62 years old or older. In addition, 1% of households were headed by a person 85 years old or older.

40% of households included children, 4% of which had two adults in the household. 36% of households with children have a female head of household. 68% of all households were headed by a female.

68% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 65% of all heads of households being Black and 1% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Ann Arbor Housing Commission Housing Choice Voucher program, 27% include at least one person with a disability. 45% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 78% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

41% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 28% with 2 bedrooms and 31% with 3 or more bedrooms. 15% of voucher recipients are considered overhoused, meaning they occupy a rental unit larger than their family size requires.

Rent, Assistance, and Utility Allowances

The average monthly tenant contribution to rent by Ann Arbor Housing Commission voucher holders in 2016 was $354 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $677. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $127.



1. This Picture of Subsidized Households data field is the average wait time of those who received a voucher in the preceding 12 months. Due to special voucher programs like VASH, recent waiting list purges, or waiting list preferences the average wait time can vary significantly from one year to the next and it is entirely possible many current applicants on the waiting list have been waiting for assistance for far longer.


Public Housing Operated by Ann Arbor Housing Commission

727 Miller Ave
Ann Arbor, Michigan
Scattered Sites is a 182 unit low income housing apartment community in Ann Arbor.
Some or all apartments in this community are rent subsidized, which means rent is income based.
Public Housing
106 Packard St
Ann Arbor, Michigan
Scattered Sites is a 178 unit low income housing apartment community in Ann Arbor.
Some or all apartments in this community are rent subsidized, which means rent is income based.
Public Housing
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