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Grand Rapids Housing Commission Section 8 Programs

Housing Choice Voucher Program

The primary Section 8 program administered by the Housing Commission, Housing Choice Vouchers provide a rental subsidy for low-income households renting privately owned property in Greater Grand Rapids.

Due to the high demand for this program, the waiting list for our Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program is currently closed.

If you are currently on our Section 8 waiting list or are a current participant in this program, click the links to the left for information updates.



Project-Based Program

The GRHC administers 425 units of Section 8 Project-Based housing. Under this program, a rental subsidy is assigned to specific units within a building, or to an entire building.

The Project-Based Program is available to individuals and families in which the head of household or the head of household’s spouse is disabled or meets age eligibility requirements. Seventy-five percent of available units are targeted to households that have an extremely low income.

While we are accepting new applicants for project-based housing, applicants should be aware that there is currently a wait of about six years to rent through this high-demand program.