Housing and Homelessness Programs
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Washtenaw County has year-round emergency shelter beds for both single adults and families with children.
If you are experiencing homelessness and are in need of shelter, the Delonis Center (312 W Huron St, Ann Arbor) is our county's central overnight shelter. Anyone who is homeless or experiencing a housing crisis should contact Housing Access of Washtenaw County @ (734) 961-1999.
In response to COVID-19 and the upcoming winter months, other shelter options will be available to decrease crowding in congregate shelters and isolate medically-vulnerable individuals
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Transitional Housing offers a supportive environment for residents as they move from homelessness into permanent housing.
Transitional Housing in Washtenaw County serves special populations such as Veterans, Transition Aged Youth (18-24), and Victims of Domestic Violence. Eligible persons will be referred through Housing Access of Washtenaw County
Anyone who is homeless or experiencing a housing crisis should contact Housing Access of Washtenaw County @ (734) 961-1999.
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Rapid Re-Housing is a permanent housing program designed to help people quickly exit homelessness and return to stable, permanent housing in the private market. Pairing light-touch case management with financial assistance, clients are supported as they identify and remove barriers to remaining stably housed.
Permanent Housing resources such as Rapid Re-Housing receive referrals through Community Housing Prioritization, a community process that matches our limited resources to the most vulnerable clients. Eligible clients are placed on the list for this resource once they have been screened by HAWC or a partner.
Permanent Supportive Housing
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Our highest level of care, Permanent Supportive Housing provides ongoing supportive services and a permanent housing subsidy for our highest-need clients. Units are dedicated to chronic homelessness, where a person with a disability experiences more than a year of homelessness.
Permanent Housing resources such as Permanent Supportive Housing receive referrals through Community Housing Prioritization, a community process that matches our limited resources to the most vulnerable clients. Eligible clients are placed on the list for this resource once they have been screened by HAWC or a partner.
Community Housing Prioritization
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Community Housing Prioritization, or CHP, is the process used to allocate our limited permanent housing resources. Our system prioritizes these resources for literally homeless persons experiencing the greatest need or vulnerability using real time data from assessments and screenings.
Everyone experiencing literal homelessness in Washtenaw County is placed on the CHP list after contacting Housing Access for Washtenaw County. The list is sorted before each Permanent Housing referral to ensure our resources reach the households that need them most. People waiting on the list maintain their eligibility for shelter and other services.
How to get help
If you are in need of any of the programs featured on this page, contact Housing Access of Washtenaw County at (734) 961-1999.
A staff member will collect a small amount of information to help identify what assistance you are eligible for and is available. Please note that our resources are limited and may be prioritized for households with the highest needs.