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Grand Rapids Housing Commission

Affordable Housing for West Michigan

2019 Jean McKee Resident Scholarship
Competition Is Underway!

Residents of GRHC housing programs who are college bound or currently attending college or vocational school are invited to apply for a college scholarship of up to $2,000!

Click Scholarship Information & Application for details!

APPLICATION DEADLINE: MAY 20, 2019

Grand Rapids Housing Commission Rental Assistance Center

The Grand Rapids Housing Commission is partnering with the City of Grand Rapids to offer a Rental Assistance Center that certifies low-income households as “rental ready” and also provides a clearinghouse for rental property owners seeking qualified tenants. The center serves Grand Rapids residents who earn 80 percent or less of the Area Median Income (currently $55,900 for a family of four) and who have had a rental housing application denied by a landlord.

This free service helps prospective renters identify and overcome credit problems, poor landlord references and other issues that can impede their ability to find housing.

Click Rental Assistance Center for more information and a link to the Rental Readiness Program’s easy-to-complete online application form.

City of Grand Rapids

The Rental Assistance Center is funded by
the City of Grand Rapids.

Student Poster Contest Offers Fun & Prizes!

The NAHRO “What Home Means to Me” poster contest invites young GRHC residents in grades K-12 to submit original artwork for a chance to win a gift card or an iPad and a trip to Washington, D.C.

The GRHC will host free poster-making workshops for students whose family participates in one of our programs, with poster supplies and snacks provided:

  • Creston Plaza Community Center, 1080 Creston Plaza Dr. NE: February 5 and 7, 4:30–5:30 p.m.; February 20, 4:30–6:00 p.m.
  • Campau Commons Community Center, 821 S. Division Ave.: February 12 and 14, 4:30–5:30 p.m.; February 19, 4:30–6:00 p.m.

Click Rules and Entry Forms for complete information!

CONTEST ENTRY DEADLINE: FEBRUARY 21, 2019

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