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8/18 Housing Commission Meeting
The next Grand Rapids Housing Commission meeting will be held on Tuesday, August 18, at 6:00 p.m. The meeting agenda will be available here on August 17.
This meeting will be conducted using teleconferencing and electronic means consistent with State of Michigan Executive Order 2020-129 (COVID-19). More Information
Join the meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone.
Meeting ID: 258-295-837
You can also dial in using your phone. For supported devices, tap the one-touch number below to join instantly.
1 (786) 535-3211
Access Code: 258-295-837
Please note that the meeting will not be underway until 6:00 p.m.
July 21 Meeting Agenda
Submission of public comments: The Housing Commission will use technology to facilitate typed comments that may be read or shared with the Housing Commission and other attendees during the meeting. Alternatively, email your comment or question in advance or leave a message at (616) 235‑2651.
Homes for Sale to
Qualified GRHC Residents!
The Grand Rapids Housing Commission (GRHC) is making a number of single-family homes available to current GRHC program participants. Interested households will be required to complete Homeownership Program classes and be pre-qualifed for a mortgage loan.
To view the homes being offered: Home Ownership Units
Please note that these homes will be available to tour after the GRHC Administrative Office reopens.
Waiting List Update
The Grand Rapids Housing Commission (GRHC) is accepting new applicants to our agency-owned senior housing developments as well as to several developments for which we administer Section 8 Project-Based Vouchers (where a rental subsidy is attached to a specific housing development). Please note that there is a significant wait to rent at these developments; if you are in need of emergency housing, please contact United Way 2-1-1.
Apply for Housing
The GRHC is not currently accepting new applicants to our agency-owned family developments due to lengthy waiting lists. Families already on a waiting list will continue to be served. Update the mailing address on your application
Section 8 HCV Program Waiting List
We are not currently accepting new applicants to our Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher rental subsidy program due to a lengthy existing waiting list. We are currently serving applicants who applied to the program during November 2018; please note that it is not possible for the GRHC to offer waiting list “position numbers.”
More information about the Housing Choice Voucher program
Update an existing GRHC housing application
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Carlos A. Sanchez Retires
Grand Rapids Housing Commission Executive Director Carlos A. Sanchez will retire on August 31.
Carlos has led the GRHC since 1983. Under his direction, the number of affordable housing units available to low-income households in Greater Grand Rapids has grown from 818 to 4,580; this represents a 460 percent increase in the number of affordable units the Housing Commission makes available to low-income families, seniors and people with disabilities. The GRHC’s annual budget has grown from $3.8 million in 1983 to $29.1 million in 2019.
The Housing Commission governing board is working with Carlos to ensure a smooth transition to new leadership and expects the selection process for the next Executive Director to take several months. Deputy Executive Director Hattie Tinney will serve as Acting Executive Director beginning September 1.
The GRHC seeks proposals from qualified firms to provide professional services necessary to complete a national executive search for the recruitment of Executive Director. The proposal submission deadline is August 10. Click the link above for complete information.
Public Input Requested,
Executive Director Position
The Grand Rapids Housing Commission invites the public to offer input regarding recruitment for our advertised Executive Director position, including ideas about the recruitment process and future activities of the Housing Commission. Please email your comments, or call (616) 235-2651.
Thank you, your input is greatly appreciated!
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