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Section 8 Voucher Program Waiting List News

Funded by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program provides monthly rental subsidies to low-income working families, senior citizens and the disabled. The Grand Rapids Housing Commission (GRHC) administers a Section 8 program in the Greater Grand Rapids area, helping households bridge the gap between what they can afford to spend on housing and the fair market rent of an apartment, townhouse or single-family home.

Please be aware that the GRHC is one of several local agencies that administer a Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program. Each agency is independently administered; so if you applied with an agency other than the Grand Rapids Housing Commission, please contact that agency with application updates or questions about your application.

Links to the websites of some additional housing agencies in our area:





INFORMATION FOR SECTION 8 APPLICANTS WHO APPLIED NOVEMBER 5‑19, 2018: The GRHC will conduct a computerized random lottery that will add 5,000 households to our Section 8 waiting list. After the lottery is completed, each applicant will receive a letter via U.S. Mail confirming application status; for additional information, please call our administrative office at (616) 235‑2600.

Applicants who applied during 2017 can check the status of their application by calling the GRHC Waiting List Specialist at 616/235‑2600. The GRHC will serve the remaining 2017 applicants before serving applicants who applied during 2018.

It is each applicant’s responsibility to notify the GRHC of any change of address—applicants are informed by U.S. Mail when their name reaches the top of the waiting list. Information can be updated online via a secure Application Update Form. To update an application by U.S. Mail, please download a printable Application Update Form.

Click How the Section 8 Program Works to learn about the process for obtaining and using your Housing Choice Voucher once your name reaches the top of the waiting list.