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Can I Afford This?

We know senior housing and care can be expensive, and at times, complex and confusing. We maintain partnership with a variety of senior-focused organizations, veteran organizations and low-income programs. Each Executive Director at any one of our communities can help you find the right combination of services to find the best options for you.

Some sample programs are:


Sponsored by the federal Veterans Administration, programs for Veterans provide compensation benefits and pension-related options to eligible United States Veterans. You can visit www.va.gov, or call 800-827-1000 for more information. Our site team can also help you evaluate how Veteran programs can apply to your American House community costs.

Section 8

This federally funded, HUD program has specific income guidelines. Section 8 provides eligible recipients with monthly financial assistance with a portion of their rent. This portable rent subsidy is offered through the Michigan State Housing Development Authority (MSHDA) office, or a local housing commission. Availability of this program may vary. 

Tax Credit

The Low Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) program offers reduced rental rates for income-qualified residents. A certain number of units in several of our American House locations are designated for low-income housing tax credit recipients. Some of these rents are at nearly half of the market rate. The number of tax credit apartments are limited, but the American House communities that offer LIHTC programs are:

  • Baldwin House
  • Brownstown
  • Grand Rapids
  • Hazel Park
  • Lakeside
  • Lloyd’s Bayou
  • Milford
  • North
  • Oakland
  • Riverview
  • Southland
  • Troy

Shared Housing

Some American House locations offer programs where two adults can share a double occupancy suite. This can significantly reduce the overall cost for each resident. This is one of the most affordable senior living options, and provides an opportunity for emotional support and companionship. Please contact one of our Executive Directors for more information on this program.