Funded by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program provides monthly rental subsidies to low-income working families, senior citizens and the disabled. The Grand Rapids Housing Commission (GRHC) administers a Section 8 program in the Greater Grand Rapids area, helping households bridge the gap between what they can afford to spend on housing and the fair market rent of an apartment, townhouse or single-family home.
Please be aware that the Grand Rapids Housing Commission is one of several local agencies that administer a Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program. Each agency is independently administered.
If you applied for Section 8 through Kent County, please contact Kent County Community Action if you have questions about your application or need to update your information.
If you have applied for Section 8 or Public Housing through Wyoming Housing Commission, please contact that agency if you have questions about your application or need to update your information.
The Grand Rapids Housing Commission (GRHC) will accept new applicants to our Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program November 5 through November 19, 2018. You must apply during the November 5-19 open enrollment period to be included in the random lottery that will add 5,000 households to the GRHC’s Section 8 waiting list.
Households currently on the Section 8 waiting list will retain their place on the list—there is no need to reapply. The GRHC will exhaust the current waiting list before we begin to serve those who apply November 5-19.
It is each applicant’s responsibility to notify the GRHC of any change of address—applicants are informed by U.S. Mail when their name reaches the top of the waiting list. Information can be updated online via a secure Application Update Form. To update an application by U.S. Mail, please download a printable Application Update Form.
Click How the Section 8 Program Works to learn about the process for obtaining and using your Housing Choice Voucher once your name reaches the top of the waiting list.