We believe that housing is a basic human right.

At Avalon, we help our community’s most vulnerable citizens find housing without preconditions. Then we provide them essential supports to help them stay in their homes. Permanently affordable housing. A community to belong to. Individual services grounded in compassion, dignity and a radical acceptance of all. With these supports, we can end homelessness in Washtenaw County.

Avalon Housing is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit services provider, real estate developer and property manager. We own and manage 292 rental units in 25 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 800 people, including 200 children.

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Avalon COVID-19 Update: June 2020

Starting on Monday June 8, Avalon will have a limited on-site staff presence at our Jones Drive office. Staff will work remotely and/or on-site using split schedules or alternating days.

Starting June 8, clients will be welcome to stop by Jones Drive to drop off rent checks/documents Monday through Friday from 9 am – 5pm.  Our front desk area has been rebuilt to include a protective barrier.  Clients who need to meet with their Avalon support coordinator or property manager in person can do so by appointment only. All clients visiting our Jones Drive office will be asked to follow health and safety guidelines, including wearing masks and social distancing.

Avalon staff will continue to hold virtual meetings only with non-Avalon visitors.  Non-Avalon visitors will be not be permitted at our Jones Drive office.



Avalon and other Built for Zero communities are safely moving people out of homelessness

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June 29th, 2020

A conversation with… Johnnie B. of Avalon

Editor’s note:  In March, I sat down with Johnnie B. Tingle, Avalon’s Employment Support Specialist and AmeriCorps Member, to talk about his work at Avalon.   Johnnie B. had been working at Avalon since October 2019.  Just as we were getting ready to post this interview, the Governor’s…

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By: Avalon Housing