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Grand Rapids Housing Commission

Affordable Housing for West Michigan

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COVID-19-Related Housing Updates
GRHC Residents: Report Income Changes

The GRHC is working with our residents and landlords to help families maintain stable housing. Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher program clients and residents of our housing developments are encouraged to promptly report any change in income or circumstance that may necessitate income recertification.

Residents of GRHC developments should contact their GRHC Housing Management staff. GRHC Housing Choice Voucher program participants should email to report their situation.

MSHDA COVID Emergency Rental Assistance

The Michigan State Housing Development Authority (MSHDA) is administering a COVID Emergency Rental Assistance (CERA) program through its network of local nonprofit agencies. CERA provides rental and utility assistance to eligible renters so that they retain their housing stability.

Click here for more information about CERA

Equal Housing Opportunity

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2022 Annual Agency Plan Public Hearing Scheduled

The GRHC will hold a Housing Commission meeting and a public hearing regarding its 2022 Annual Agency Plan on Tuesday, March 15, at 6:00 p.m. in the Campau Commons Community Center located at 801 South Division Ave. in Grand Rapids.

Complete public hearing information and a link to the draft 2022 Agency Plan

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.

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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 December 2019; 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

Housing Choice Voucher Homeownership Program Orientation Meetings Scheduled

The Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) Homeownership program offers qualified HCV program participants an opportunity to use their monthly rental subsidy toward home mortgage payments rather than rent. The GRHC invites our HCV clients to learn more about the program by attending one of the orientation meetings that are scheduled throughout the year.

More information about the Homeownership program and upcoming orientation meeting dates

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Apply Now for a 2022 Jean McKee Resident Scholarship Award!

Each year the GRHC awards college scholarships to deserving residents of our affordable housing programs. Winners receive $500 each year for up to four years for a total scholarship award of up to $2,000.

Our Resident Scholarship program was established in memory of Jean McKee, a local attorney, former teacher and longtime champion of education who served on the Housing Commission from 1985–1999. The program is open to current GRHC residents who are college-bound graduating high school seniors, currently attending college or vocational school, or planning to return to college.

More information about the Scholarship program and Scholarship Application Form


Senior Apartments Available Soon!

Mount Mercy Apartments

The Grand Rapids Housing Commission anticipates that in the near future we will have units available in several of our affordable senior apartment communities. For a limited time, we are offering eligible seniors the first month rent free!

More about the "First Month Free" promotion

Information about GRHC senior apartment communities

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