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. Over the years the GRHC has grown from 228 units of Public Housing to more than 4,200 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.
What We Do
The GRHC provides affordable housing programs that serve low-income households in Kent County, Michigan:
- We operate nine agency-owned housing developments, including family and senior communities, and Hope Community, a rapid re‑housing program serving homeless women and children.
- We administer or support housing units that are federally subsidized through the Section 8 Project-Based Voucher program; with Project-Based Vouchers, the rental subsidy is tied to a specific housing development.
- We administer a federal Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher program that provides a rental subsidy low-income households can use to rent privately owned housing.
The GRHC does not provide emergency housing assistance. If you are in need of emergency housing, please contact United Way 2-1-1.
2022 Agency Plan
To download our current Five-Year Plan as well as the 2022 Annual Plan that is the blueprint for GRHC activities during the fiscal year July 1, 2022 - June 30, 2023, click or tap the links below.
Agency Plan-Related Document
Kent County, City of Grand Rapids and City of Wyoming Regional Consolidated Housing and Community Development Plan
2023 Agency Plan and
Moving to Work Supplement
The GRHC has developed its 2023 Annual Agency Plan and Moving to Work Supplement in compliance with all applicable HUD regulations. “Moving to Work” (MTW) is a demonstration program that allows housing authorities to design and test innovative strategies for providing low-income families with affordable housing and paths to economic independence.
The 2023 Agency Plan and MTW Supplement have been submitted to HUD for review and approval.