A Home is a Foundation for a Future

Avalon Housing works to end homelessness by developing affordable housing centered on community, care and support. 

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Housing Justice for Washtenaw County

The lack of affordable housing is a leading cause of homelessness nationwide. This is especially true here in Washtenaw County, one of the most expensive housing markets in Michigan.

In our community and across the country, a disproportionate number of people experiencing homelessness are people of color.

That’s because the root causes of homelessness—structural racism, generational poverty and trauma—run far deeper than the real estate market. The only way to break the cycle of homelessness is to consider the whole system—and the whole person.

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Building Solutions

The heart of the Avalon Housing model is the development, construction and management of high-quality, permanently affordable housing across Washtenaw County.

We welcome people and families experiencing homelessness and behavioral and physical health challenges. All Avalon Housing tenants can access care and support, through our team and partners, to address mental illness, substance use disorders and other conditions.



Average cost, per year, to provide housing and support to one person in Avalon Housing



Average cost, per year, to support one person living in a shelter



of people supported by Avalon Housing stay in their homes after one year



of the 800 people who live in our homes are children


Margaret Wong

“Avalon’s deep commitment to permanent supportive housing, housing first and harm reduction is transformational—a way to restore dignity and well-being to both our tenants and the larger community.”



Meet Leroy Davis, Avalon’s Newest Board Member

Meet Leroy Davis, Avalon’s Newest Board Member

What's up y'all, my name is Leroy Davis.  I'm a New Yorker forever (at heart). While there since at least 10 years old, I've always been a part of helping the community or school or many things of that nature. So (being on the Avalon) board was almost...

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Let’s break the cycle of homelessness together.

Your donations power Avalon Housing’s proven model, creating more affordable housing in Washtenaw County and connecting our neighbors with the care and support they need to thrive in their homes.

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