Housing Bureau for Seniors

Senior Living Week

SENIOR LIVING WEEK:  Senior Living Week 2021 is a combination of virtual and live presentations and happens September 27 - September 30. Visit our Senior Living Week page for more information.

Housing Assistance for People 55 and Older

The Housing Bureau for Seniors recognizes that stable housing is imperative to physical and mental well-being. HBS informs and empowers older adults and those who care about them with guidance and resources regarding sustainable housing.

Visit our Housing Bureau for Seniors Programs and Events page for a list and description of the programs we offer.

What We Do

  • Provide seniors, caregivers, and family members support and access to the resources they need to find and maintain permanent, sustainable housing.
  • Help to prevent homelessness among older adult renters through our Elderly Eviction Prevention program.
  • Provide one-on-one assistance to hundreds of individuals annually, and reach countless others through community events, educational programs and other outreach efforts.
  • Offer decision-making tools and resources to assess options around housing transistions with our Housing Counseling program.
  • Assist older adult homeowners to maintain home ownership and navigate barriers around mortgages and property taxes through our Foreclosure Prevention program.

Housing is Healthcare: We Have Answers to Your Questions

The adage goes that only 10% of an iceberg is visible above the surface of the water. Applying the concept of an iceberg to housing, literal homelessness would be what is visible amongst the waves. The Housing Bureau for Seniors works below the surface to prevent literal homelessness. These issues can look different for everyone:

Picture of iceberg with arrow pointing to top 1/3 above water with text "Literal Homelessness" and 3 arrows pointing to bottom 2/3 of iceberg reading "Hidden Homelessness", "Unstable Housing" and "Unaffordable Housing"

Hidden Homelessness: when someone has only temporary, unstable housing.

  • “Couch-surfing” or “doubling up”
  • There is a lack of supports in place to keep this person housed

Unstable Housing: when someone is facing issues that directly threaten their housing

  • Behind on rent or mortgage payments
  • Moving frequently 

Unaffordable Housing: someone’s debt-to-income ratio is unsustainable

  • Income doesn’t cover their expenses
  • Not paying other necessary bills or going without medication or food to maintain housing

Contact Us

The Housing Bureau for Seniors is located within the Turner Senior Resource Building on Plymouth Road in Ann Arbor. Our office hours are Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Please feel free to make an appointment during those hours. You may also call 734-998-9339 or email us at housingbureauseniors@umich.edu.

Please Note: In order to help prevent the spread of COVID-19, the HBS team is working remotely. Our dedication to quality service delivery remains the same.


Housing Bureau for Seniors
3621 S. State Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48108

Phone: 734-998-9339

See Map of Housing Bureau for Seniors Location.