Ann Arbor Housing Commission (AAHC) seeks to provide desirable housing and related supportive services for low-income individuals and families on a transitional and/or permanent basis. AAHC partners with housing and service providers to build healthy residential communities and promote an atmosphere of pride and responsibility. There is a waiting list.
The Federal Housing Administration provides mortgage insurance on loans made by FHA-approved lenders throughout the United States and its territories. FHA insures mortgages on single family and multifamily homes including manufactured homes and hospitals.
Our purpose is to reduce recidivism by providing friendship, spiritual, material and character building which citizens re-entering society from jail need to thrive as contributing members of the community.
HAWC is Washtenaw County’s central intake for individuals and families who are homeless or at-risk of homelessness.
The central intake is the single point of entry for all emergency shelters and housing resources that are available to serve people experiencing homelessness in the county. You MUST CALL the Housing ACCESS intake number for an assessment to get housing in a shelter in Washtenaw County.
The Housing Bureau for Seniors serves older adults throughout Washtenaw County by helping them find affordable and appropriate housing. They offer several programs such as the Housing Counseling program, Homeshare program, Elderly Eviction Prevention program, and Foreclosure Prevention program.
Through the MI Bridges website, individuals apply for State Emergency Relief (SER), which provides help or assistance for emergency housing, utility, or burial situations. The website allows individuals to apply for different benefits, manage their case, and explore resources.
The MSHDA provides a variety of housing-related services to renters, landlords, homeowners, and the homeless.
The directory provides a search tool of all the MSHDA, HUD, Low Income Housing Tax Credit, and Rural Development financed developments in Michigan. Additionally, some local Public Housing Agencies have included their rental housing information in this search.
Michigan State Housing Development Authority (MSHDA)
Ozone House is located in Ann Arbor, Ypsilanti, and the surrounding areas. This organization provides free, confidential, and voluntary shelter and support services to homeless* youth including runaways and high-risk youth ages 10-12 and their families.
*Homeless means a lack of safe, stable, reciprocal relationships and vulnerability to dangers such as physical assault, sexual assault, or human trafficking.
SOS provides temporary shelter for larger families up to three months, with caring, intensive supportive services to help them become stable and find permanent, long-term housing. SOS also offers Rapid Re-Housing, in which homeless families are moved quickly into permanent affordable housing and receive rental assistance for up to 12 months.
SOS Community Services
114 North River St.
Ypsilanti, MI 48198
Phone: To access shelter, please call the Housing Access for Washtenaw County at (734)
The SAWC Delonis Shelter provides temporary housing to homeless individuals. It also provides non-residential services such as employment assistance, health care, meals, showers, and laundry for the homeless. Organizations like the DHHS and Michigan Works! offer support services on a weekly basis, and support groups such as AA are also available.
The Staples Family Center is a safe, drug-free homeless shelter operated by The Salvation Army of Washtenaw County. Residents and house staff work together to keep the house running smoothly by assisting each other with meal preparations and daily chores.
The SFC provides:
A caseworker to each resident
Support groups (employment, substance abuse)
Assistance with various life skills and health issues
Staples Family Center
3660 Packard Rd.
Ann Arbor, MI 48108 Phone: (734) 761-7750
The Step Forward Michigan Program aims to help Michigan homeowners stay in their homes. The program provides interest-free loans of up to $30,000 to assist with mortgage, property taxes, and/or condominium association fees. After determining if you qualify for assistance, Step Forward Michigan program staff will work directly with you to evaluate your loan application.
Synod provides permanent supportive housing for seniors who are homeless or at risk of homelessness. We are dedicated to the elimination of homelessness among the elderly through the development of supportive housing: low-income housing combined with support services.
The Veterans Haven of Hope House is a two-year transitional housing program for homeless veterans, which provides individualized services to help transition them back into mainstream society. Veterans Haven of Hope House is operated by the Salvation Army of Washtenaw County.
The Washtenaw County Foreclosure Intervention Collaborative is a collaborative effort to help homeowners avoid foreclosure. If you are a Washtenaw County resident and would like to schedule an appointment with a HUD and MSHDA certified housing counselor, please call the intake desk. This service is free.
Washtenaw County Foreclosure Intervention Collaborative
Washtenaw County Community and Economic Development
The Washtenaw County Treasurer’s Office offers taxpayer assistance resources. The office can assist you in automatic or partial payment arrangements, free, confidential, budget counseling, and locating community resources.
The Ypsilanti Housing Commission provides public housing and Section 8 housing choice vouchers for the city of Ypsilanti. The Ypsilanti Housing Commission is committed to providing affordable, safe, and high quality housing opportunities.