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Ann Arbor Housing Commission

727 Miller Avenue
Ann Arbor, Washtenaw County, Michigan 48104

Ann Arbor Housing Commission is a Public Housing Agency 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. As of August 12th, 2020, Ann Arbor Housing Commission has 2 waiting lists that are open now or opening soon.

The Monroe and Washtenaw County, Michigan Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List has opened and is accepting applications now. The waiting list is scheduled to close on August 31st, 2020. The Project-Based Voucher Waiting List has opened and is accepting applications now. The waiting list is scheduled to close on August 31st, 2020.

Ann Arbor Housing Commission serves Monroe County and Washtenaw County.

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

Open Ann Arbor Housing Commission Waiting Lists

Due to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, some waiting list openings may be postponed until further notice. Visit the housing authority's website for the latest on its current operations, if one is available. If there is no information online, contact the housing authority directly. Due to a high volume of calls and modified office hours in most areas, 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.

COVID-19 Update: As of March 16, 2020, the Ann Arbor Housing Commission website says:

"In an effort to slow the spread of the COVID-19 virus, the Ann Arbor Housing Commission is taking proactive steps to follow MDHHS and county health officials’ recommendations and City of Ann Arbor directives.

As of March 16, 2020  the offices at 727 Miller (Miller Manor), 2000 S. Industrial, 106 Packard (Baker Commons), and 717 N Maple (West Arbor) are closed but staff are working from home and can be reached by email or phone.

  • All staff contact information is listed at the bottom of this webpage.
  • Please contact our main phone line at 734 794-6720 for all concerns. If you leave a voicemail, staff are responding to  voice mail and email from home.
  • Maintenance staff will continue to respond to emergency and urgent work orders only.
  • Finance staff will continue to pay all rent to landlords, utility allowance checks, and invoices from contractors.
  • IF YOU HAVE LOST YOUR JOB OR HAVE REDUCED INCOME, PLEASE CONTACT OUR OFFICE IMMEDIATELY SO THAT WE CAN COMPLETE AN INTERIM INCOME CERTIFICATION
  • Rent will still be collected and can be placed in our drop boxes or mailed to 2000 S. Industrial, Ann Arbor 48104
  • Documents and rent can be left in our locked drop boxes outside the front door at 2000 S. Industrial and 727 Miller and inside the front door at 106 Packard.
  • Tenants at Green-Baxter and Hikone may continue to leave documents in the Community Center.
  • Additional outdoor locked boxes are installed at 1504 Broadway, 2724 Hikone, 880 S. Maple (Maple Meadows) and 717 N Maple (West Arbor).
  • Annual certifications will still be processed to the best of our abilities. A container of blank forms are located outside the 727 Miller office door for tenants to pick up
  • We will not be pulling new names from our waitlist for vouchers or to fill vacant units.
  • Applicants who are in process, please contact your case worker.

As of March 20, 2020 HUD has not issued any significant regulatory waivers and therefore we are continuing with all operations, including income certifications, rent payments to landlords and rent collection from tenants."

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

How To Apply to the Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

The Ann Arbor Housing Commission (AAHC) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently open. Applications are being accepted from August 3, 2020 at 9:00 am, until August 31, 2020 at 4:00 pm ET. Applications were last accepted from November 12, 2018, until November 16, 2018.

To apply during the opening period, complete the online application here. All applications must be submitted online. Paper applications are not available and will not be accepted.

This waiting list has 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 will be 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.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (734) 794-6720.

Next Steps

Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.

Last Updated on 08/03/2020.

Open Now: Project-Based Voucher Waiting List

How To Apply to the Project-Based Voucher Waiting List

The Ann Arbor Housing Commission (AAHC) waiting list for Section 8 Project-Based Voucher apartments is currently open. Applications are being accepted from August 3, 2020 at 9:00 am, until August 31, 2020 at 4:00 pm ET.

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

To apply during the opening period, complete the online application here. All applications must be submitted online. Paper applications are not available and will not be accepted.

This waiting list has the following preferences:

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

It is not known how applicants will be 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.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (734) 794-6720.

IMPORTANT: This is not the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher program. Section 8 Project-Based Voucher tenants are required to live in a specific apartment community or scattered site. After one year of occupancy, a Project-Based Voucher tenant may request to be placed on a waiting list to receive the next available Housing Choice Voucher or similar tenant-based rental assistance.

Last Updated on 08/03/2020.

Other Ann Arbor Housing Commission Waiting Lists

Closed: Non-Elderly Disabled Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

How To Apply to the 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.

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.


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 1,659 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

The following is a summary of the types of vouchers managed and the monthly costs of each as of December 31st, 2019:

Standard Homeownership Family Unification Tenant Protection Ported Out VASH Non-Elderly Disabled
Vouchers 1,014 7 30 7 5 203 97
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $780 $426 $922 $1,035 $950 $608 $716
Monthly Cost $790,848 $2,981 $27,664 $7,245 $4,748 $123,449 $69,483

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 Apartments Operated by Ann Arbor Housing Commission

Scattered Sites

727 Miller Ave
Ann Arbor, Michigan

Scattered Sites

106 Packard St
Ann Arbor, Michigan