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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.

Here are some of the programs that can help:


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, and the program has specific guidelines and rigorous qualifying practices, 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

Friendship Suites

Most American House locations offer programs where two adults can share a double occupancy suite, which significantly reduces the overall cost for each resident.  It is one of the most affordable senior living options available while providing the opportunity for companionship and emotional support. For more information, please contact the Executive Director at the American House near you.