Since 1983, the Housing Bureau for Seniors has helped more than 14,000 elderly people -- most in frail health and living on very low incomes. We are a non-profit organization, and there are no fees for our services.
These services are made possible by financial support from Michigan Medicine, Washtenaw United Way, the Cities of Ann Arbor and Ypsilanti, Washtenaw County, the Office of the Services to the Aging, Ann Arbor Foundation, and other public and private agencies, as well as contributions from local businesses, civic clubs, foundations, and individuals.
Every year we must raise funds to continue our work. Your contributions are welcome. You can name Housing Bureau for Seniors in your will, give gifts of stock or other securities, or include us in your annual giving.
In order to maintain an even flow of services for our clients, an endowment fund has been established. We know that during economic hard times it is difficult for our donors to sustain their financial support. However, it is during these same times that our clients need us most. Eventually, the annual interest from this fund will help maintain our program services even during difficult times. Our current goal is a fund balance of $100,000.
When making your estate plans, please consider the Housing Bureau for Seniors. Our endowment is managed by the Business and Finance Division of the University of Michigan. Fund managers in this office have the tools to assist with your charitable gift annuity, charitable remainder trust or your bequest. Contributions of gifts of stock or other securities may be added to the endowment fund as well.
Donations are tax-deductible and eligible for State of Michigan income tax credits as public contributions.
If you would like more information, please call or e-mail our director, Janet Hunko, at 734-998-9337.
As always, we appreciate your generous support.