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GRHC Offices Are Temporarily Closed to the Public

Staff continue to serve both
GRHC program participants and applicants
Residents of GRHC housing developments can reach Housing Management staff by phoning their Asset Management office
The GRHC administrative office can be reached via email at ic@grhousing.org

Grand Rapids Housing Commission

Affordable Housing for West Michigan

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Eviction Prevention Resources

The State of Michigan eviction moratorium expired July 15 and the CARES Act eviction moratorium that’s currently in force for HUD-funded housing programs expires July 24.

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.

Administered by MSHDA, the State of Michigan Eviction Diversion Program is making financial assistance available to households affected by COVID-19-related housing debt; the state defines this as “money debt resulting at least in part from a breach of a residential lease, residential executory contract, or residential mortgage due to failure to make a required payment during a state of emergency or state of disaster arising out of the COVID-19 pandemic.” Renters in need of assistance should contact the Housing Assessment and Resource Agency for Kent County, The Salvation Army Social Services.

Equal Housing Opportunity

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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


Homes for Sale to
Qualified GRHC Residents!

single-family home

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.


Request for Proposals: Executive Search

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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