Ann Arbor Housing Commission

727 Miller Avenue
Ann Arbor, Washtenaw County, Michigan 48104

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

Ann Arbor Housing Commission serves Monroe County and Washtenaw County.

Waiting List Statuses
Waiting List Status
Non-Elderly Disabled Housing Choice Voucher Closed
Monroe and Washtenaw County, Michigan Housing Choice Voucher Closed
Ann Arbor Housing Commission Project-Based Voucher Closed

Other Ann Arbor Housing Commission Waiting Lists

During the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, some waiting list openings may be postponed until further notice. Application methods may change, as well. Visit the housing authority's website for the latest on its current operations, if one is available. If there is no information online, you can contact the housing authority directly. Office operations may be different from usual, and it may take days or weeks to get a response.

Ann Arbor Housing Commission Website: https://www.a2gov.org/departments/Housing/Pages/default.aspx.

Ann Arbor Housing Commission Phone: (734) 794-6720.

Closed: Non-Elderly Disabled Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

How To Apply to the 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: Monroe and Washtenaw County, Michigan Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

How To Apply to the Waiting List

The Ann Arbor Housing Commission (AAHC) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently closed. Applications were last accepted from August 3, 2020, until August 31, 2020. 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. All applications must have been submitted online. Paper applications were not available and were not accepted.

This waiting list had the following preferences:

  • Live in Washtenaw County
  • Households who have a person with a disability
  • Homeless
  • For Housing Choice Voucher applicants, there is an additional preference of:
    • Non-Elderly Disabled (NED) households who have a person with disability between the ages of 18-61.

It is not known how applicants were placed on the waiting list, weighed by order of preferences. Applicants can check their status on the waiting list online after September 10, 2020.

For more information, visit the AAHC Housing Programs page, or the AAHC website.

Sources: This information was verified by the AAHC, as of August 3, 2020.

Service Area

This waiting list is for rental assistance in Monroe and Washtenaw County, Michigan.

Last Updated on 01/31/2021.

Closed: Project-Based Voucher Waiting List

How To Apply to the Waiting List

The Ann Arbor Housing Commission (AAHC) waiting list for Section 8 Project-Based Voucher apartments is currently closed. Applications were last accepted from August 3, 2020, until August 31, 2020. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

Please note: The AAHC calls its Section 8 Project-Based Voucher program the "Affordable Housing Program."

To apply during the opening period, applicants were required to complete the online application. All applications must have been submitted online. Paper applications were not available and were not accepted.

This waiting list had the following preferences:

  • Live in Washtenaw County
  • Households who have a person with a disability
  • Homeless

It is not known how applicants were placed on the waiting list, weighed by order of preferences. Applicants can check their status on the waiting list online after September 10, 2020.

For more information, visit the AAHC Housing Programs page, or the AAHC website.

Sources: This information was verified by the AAHC, as of August 3, 2020.

Service Area

This waiting list is for rental assistance in Monroe and Washtenaw County, Michigan.

Last Updated on 08/31/2020.

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.

Representatives of Ann Arbor Housing Commission may be available by phone at (734) 794-6720. Unless otherwise noted above, applications will not be provided or accepted by phone.

HCV Portability Status

As of January 28th, 2022, it is not known if Ann Arbor Housing Commission is processing Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher portability requests for porting in due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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.


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

As of the HUDs most recent Voucher Management System report, Ann Arbor Housing Commission manages 1,758 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

The following is a summary of the types of vouchers managed and the monthly costs of each as of September 30th, 2021:

Standard Homeownership Family Unification Tenant Protection Ported Out VASH Non-Elderly Disabled
Vouchers 1,079 10 30 5 3 205 100
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $861 $550 $981 $1,030 $1,197 $688 $807
Monthly Cost $928,591 $5,501 $29,431 $5,152 $3,590 $140,975 $80,698

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.


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