The Grand Rapids Housing Commission partners with the City of Grand Rapids to offer a Rental Assistance Center that certifies low-income households as “rent ready” and also provides a clearinghouse for rental property owners searching for qualified renters.
The center is part of a City “Housing Now” initiative which has the goal of expanding housing choice and opportunity.
The Rental Assistance Center serves Grand Rapids residents who earn 80 percent or less of the Area Median Income (AMI) and whose rental housing application has been denied by a rental property owner. Renters who don’t meet property owners’ applicant criteria are linked with credit repair help and other resources that can open rental housing opportunities.
The first step for households interested in using this new service is to complete our online Rental Readiness Application form.