Who We Are

The Grand Rapids Housing Commission (GRHC) was established by the Grand Rapids City Commission in 1966 to provide affordable housing for low-income residents and to eliminate substandard housing conditions. During the 47 years since the founding of our agency, the GRHC has grown from 228 units of Public Housing to more than 3,900 housing units provided through a wide array of housing programs.

Funded primarily through the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), the GRHC is independently administered and is governed by a five-member board appointed by the City Manager and approved by the City Commission.

Our governing board typically meets the third Tuesday evening of each month at the Campau Commons Community Center located at 821 South Division Avenue (Division at Franlkin) in Grand Rapids. Click Housing Commission meetings to view the complete meeting schedule for the year.

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What We Do

The GRHC provides affordable housing programs that serve low-income households in Kent County, Michigan:

The GRHC does not provide emergency housing assistance. If you are in need of emergency housing, please contact United Way 2-1-1.

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Agency Plan

To download our current Five-Year Plan as well as the 2021 Annual Plan that is the blueprint for GRHC activities during the fiscal year July 1, 2021 - June 30, 2022, click or tap the links below.

Draft 2022 Annual Agency Plan

The GRHC has submitted our draft 2022 Annual Agency Plan to HUD for review and approval; the plan is for the fiscal year July 1, 2022 - June 30, 2023.

Read the draft 2022 Annual Agency Plan

Agency Plan-Related Document

Kent County, City of Grand Rapids and City of Wyoming Regional Consolidated Housing and Community Development Plan

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