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Housing and Human Services Advisory Board

The Housing and Human Services Advisory Board (HHSAB) makes recommendations to the Ann Arbor City Council and Administration, and the Washtenaw County Office of Community & Economic Development (OCED) regarding policies and programs to address the housing and human services needs of low-income residents of the City of Ann Arbor.

The HHSAB is charged with the following powers and duties (as enumerated in its By-Laws):

1. To develop an annual work plan, which shall detail the Board's role in implementing the City's housing and human services policies and programs.

2. To provide feedback in developing the Consolidated Strategy and Plan and Annual elements required by the Federal Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).

3. To make recommendations to City Council regarding City housing and human services policies.

4. To make recommendations annually to City Council regarding funding priorities for the expenditure of federal, state, and City allocations and grants for housing and human services.

5. To oversee the HUD-mandated citizen participation process to assess community housing and human service needs.

6. To review proposals for Ann Arbor Affordable Housing Fund (AAAHF) funding requests over $25,000 and make recommendations to City Council and the Mayor for final approval.

7. To recommend two (2) members to represent the City on the Coordinated Funding program operations funding review committee.

The Board consists of a maximum of sixteen (16) members nominated and approved by City Council. Up to thirteen (13) members can vote, while three (3) can be non-voting members. Board membership includes representatives of non-profit organizations involved in housing and human services for low-income residents or representatives of users of such services (up to 3); representatives of the business, development, banking, architectural, or legal community (up to 2); one professional or academic in the field of social services or a related field; individuals selected from the community at large (up to 7), one non-voting youth representative, and two (2) non-voting City Council members.

Click here for a list of current HHSAB members and vacancies. If you have an interest in becoming a member of the HHSAB, please follow the application instructions on the City Clerk's Office website.

HHSAB meetings typically occur on the second Thursday of each month. Click here for the most up-to-date meeting schedule.

Current meeting packet - March 10, 2016

If you have an interest in learning more about the HHSAB and/or housing and human services issues facing low-income residents of the City of Ann Arbor, please attend these meetings and/or contact Brett Lenart, Deputy Director of the Office of Community & Economic Development, at 734-544-3024 or lenartb@ewashtenaw.org.

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