Mission

Our mission is to build healthy, safe and inclusive supportive housing communities as a long-term solution to homelessness.

Avalon Housing is a nonprofit real estate developer, property manager and services provider. We own and manage 282 rental units in over 20 properties in Washtenaw County.  We provide support services to our tenants and to individuals and families living in public housing and in units owned by private landlords.  In total we serve more than 750 people, including 200 children.

Residents

The people we serve are individuals, families with children, youth and seniors – all of whom have experienced homelessness and face the challenge of a mental or physical disability. In addition to affordable housing, Avalon residents need support services to move beyond homelessness for good.

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Our Team

Avalon Senior Leadership Staff

Carole McCabe

Executive Director

Larry Catrinar

Associate Director, Finance and Housing Development

Aubrey Patino

Associate Director, Clinical Services

Jude Walton

HR/Admin Director

Wendy Carty-Saxon

Real Estate Development Director

Marcia Luke-van Dijk

Communications and Fund Development Director

Board of Trustees

Barbara Kessler

President

Allan Newman

Vice President

Veronique Liem

Vice President

Gary Bruder

Secretary

Jim Grosh

Treasurer

Russell Monahan

Margaret Wong

Rhea Kish

Olga Tervo

Leshonee St. Clair

Our Partners

Avalon collaborates with a diverse group of federal, state and local funders and operational partners who work together to serve those most in need in Washtenaw County.

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Financials

As a non-profit housing developer, property manager and service provider, Avalon’s projects and services are funded with a complex mix of federal, state and local funds, in addition to grants and private donations.   Our annual financial information is available in our annual report and in our profile on GuideStar.

History

Avalon Housing was founded in 1992, as a spin off from the City of Ann Arbor’s emergency shelter. Community advocates seized an opportunity to provide long-term, affordable housing for the City’s homeless citizens.

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