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North Maple Estates

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North Maple Estates housing project to see addition of environmental public art display.

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Ann Arbor Housing Commission to place 42 new units.

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Two  affordable housing projects are planned in Ann Arbor that aim to create  sustainable and healthier lives for low-income residents. If it works as planned, it will also add economic and community benefit to the neighborhoods in which they reside. 

Overview

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When the city of Ann Arbor closes on the sale of the old Y-lot $600,000 dollars will be transferred to the Ann Arbor Housing Commission to help finance renovations at the organizations five largest properties.  The projects are the first of the commission’s properties to transition from traditional public housing to a voucher based program.