Ann Arbor City Council Passes Affordable Housing Millage Ballot Language

Affordable Housing Advocates:

Great news!  On July 27th , after 4-hours of discussion and a couple amendments, Ann Arbor City Council voted UNANIMOUSLY to put the affordable housing millage proposal on the November 2020 ballot! Voters will now get to decide in November about whether to approve the millage, and our polling suggests strong voter support.

If you and/or your organization haven’t endorsed the millage yet, please considering doing so! Join the growing list of organizations  that are already supporting the millage, and the ballot committee Partners for Affordable Housing. We will be publishing a list of individual supporters soon.

Also, consider supporting Partners for Affordable Housing so that we have the resources to provide voter education about the millage.

Thank you all for your advocacy work to get us to this point. We are so excited for this opportunity for our community to add approximately 1,500 units of affordable housing over the next 20-years!

 

 

 

 

 

 


Contact Ann arbor city council members!

WHA shared the following advocacy alert with their supporters: 

On Monday, July 27th, the Ann Arbor City Council will re-consider a resolution about placing an affordable housing millage on the ballot in November 2020, and we need your help to ensure voters are able to decide on it!

The proposed millage would support building, maintaining, and acquiring housing permanently affordable to low-income households making no income up to 60% of Area Median Income (AMI) and providing social services for the residents of such housing.

Please help us to ensure this millage will appear on the November 2020 ballot by reaching out to Ann Arbor City Council Members by way of writing a personal email or making a personal phone call. By providing a personal message about why this is so important to you, your opinion will more likely be heard!

Details about the City Council Meeting on Monday, 7/27

  • Meeting Agenda can be found here
  • Agenda Item DC-1 is the Resolution to Order Election and to Determine Ballot Question for Charter Amendment for the 2021 Affordable Housing Millage (7 Votes Required)

Contact City Council Members

  • Click here to search for Individual Council Member Emails and Phone Numbers OR
  • Click here to email All Council Members at Once
  • Ask Council to Vote YES on DC-1; make your message personal

Want to learn more about the millage proposal? 

 

 


Contact Ann arbor city council members

Affordable Housing Advocates:

On Monday, July 20th, the Ann Arbor City Council will consider a resolution about placing an affordable housing millage on the ballot in November 2020, and we need your help to ensure voters are able to decide on it!

The need for sustainable affordable housing has been apparent in our city for years – even decades. The proposed millage would support building, maintaining, and acquiring housing permanently affordable to low-income households making no income up to 60% of Area Median Income (AMI) and providing social services for the residents of such housing.

In recent polling, 77% of voters supported a proposed millage, and when asked – aside from COVID-19 or racial equality – which problem or issue they were most concerned about, “availability of affordable housing” was the top concern (24%). If approved by the voters in November 2020:

  • We estimate the millage would raise approximately $6.3 million per year for a period of 20-years.
  • Support the development of approximately 1,500 units of affordable housing, housing up to 3,700 people.
  • For every $250,000 in market value and $125,000 in taxable value, the millage proposal would increase taxes for homeowners by $125 per year.

Please help us to ensure this millage will appear on the November 2020 ballot by reaching out to Ann Arbor City Council Members by way of writing a personal email or making a personal phone call. By providing a personal message about why this is so important to you, your opinion will more likely be heard!

Details about Monday’s City Council Meeting

  • Meeting Agenda can be found here 
  • Agenda Item DC-6 is the Resolution to Order Election and to Determine Ballot Question for Charter Amendment for the 2021 Affordable Housing Millage (7 Votes Required)

Contact City Council Members

  • Click here to search for Individual Council Member Emails and Phone Numbers OR
  • Click here to email All Council Members at Once
  • Ask Council to Vote YES on DC-6; make your message personal

Check out the below resources for more information on the proposed millage: