Ann Arbor Housing Commission

727 Miller Avenue
Ann Arbor, Washtenaw County, Michigan 48104
(734) 794-6720

Open today from 9:00am to 12:00pm and 1:00pm to 5:00pm.

Ann Arbor Housing Commission is a Public Housing Agency in Ann Arbor, Michigan that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), Homeownership Voucher, Family Self-sufficiency, Section 8 Project-Based Voucher (PBV), Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD), Moving to Work, and Mainstream Voucher programs.

Ann Arbor Housing Commission serves Monroe County and Washtenaw County.

Waiting List Statuses
Waiting ListStatus
Monroe and Washtenaw County, Michigan Housing Choice Voucher Closed
Non-Elderly Disabled Housing Choice Voucher Closed
Project-Based Voucher Closed

Other Ann Arbor Housing Commission Waiting Lists

Closed: Monroe and Washtenaw County, Michigan Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

The Ann Arbor Housing Commission (AAHC) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently closed. It was last for applicants who qualified for the listed preferences for five days in November, 2018; and before that in 2012. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

To apply during the opening period, applicants were required to complete the online application.

This waiting list had the following preferences: Live, Work, or Attend School in Washtenaw County, Non-Elderly Disabled, Disabled,or Homeless.

300 applicants were placed on the waiting list by random lottery, by order of preferences.

For more information, visit the AAHC website here.

Last Updated on 04/25/2019.

Closed: Non-Elderly Disabled Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

The Ann Arbor Housing Commission (AAHC) Non-Elderly Disabled Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently closed. It was last open for five days in November, 2018. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

To apply during the opening period, applicants were required to complete the online application.

The waiting list had the following preferences: Live, Work, or Attend School in Washtenaw County, Disabled, or Homeless.

300 applicants were placed on the waiting list by random lottery, by order of preferences.

For more information, visit the AAHC website here, or call the office at (734) 794-6720.

Last Updated on 11/16/2018.

Closed: Project-Based Voucher Waiting List

The Ann Arbor Housing Commission (AAHC) Section 8 Project-Based Voucher waiting list is currently closed. It was last open for 1 and 5 Bedroom units for five days in May, 2019. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

To apply during the opening period, applicants were required to complete the online application.

This waiting list had the following preferences: Residents of Washtenaw County; Persons with Disabilities.

200 applicants were placed on the 1-Bedroom waiting list, and 75 applicants were placed on the 5-Bedroom waiting list by random lottery, by order of preferences.

For more information, visit the AAHC website here.

Last Updated on 05/10/2019.

About Ann Arbor Housing Commission

More information about Ann Arbor Housing Commission can be found on its website at https://www.a2gov.org/departments/Housing/Pages/default.aspx.

HCV Portability Status

As of 10/24/2015, Ann Arbor Housing Commission is absorbing for Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher port-in requests. Learn more about porting Housing Choice Vouchers to a new area here.

Office Hours

Day Hours
Monday 9:00am-12:00pm , 1:00pm-5:00pm
Tuesday 9:00am-12:00pm , 1:00pm-5:00pm
Wednesday 9:00am-12:00pm , 1:00pm-5:00pm
Thursday 9:00am-12:00pm , 1:00pm-5:00pm
Friday 9:00am-12:00pm , 1:00pm-5:00pm
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed

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

As of the most recent VMS report, Ann Arbor Housing Commission manages 1,627 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 1,025 7 7 7 195 100
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $699 $360 $1,025 $998 $554 $680
Monthly Cost $716,945 $2,519 $7,176 $6,983 $108,075 $67,955

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

Scattered Sites

727 Miller Ave
Ann Arbor, MI

Scattered Sites

106 Packard St
Ann Arbor, MI
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