The primary Section 8 program administered by the Housing Commission, Housing Choice Vouchers provide a rental subsidy for low-income households renting privately owned property in Greater Grand Rapids.
Due to the high demand for this program, the waiting list for our Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program is currently closed; the program will open to new applicants November 5 through November 19, 2018.
If you applied during our June 2017 open enrollment period, are currently on our Section 8 waiting list or are a current participant in this program, click the links to the left for information updates.
The GRHC administers 425 units of Section 8 Project-Based housing. Under this program, a rental subsidy is assigned to specific units within a building, or to an entire building.
The Project-Based Program is available to individuals and families in which the head of household or the head of household’s spouse is disabled or meets age eligibility requirements. Seventy-five percent of available units are targeted to households that have an extremely low income.
While we are accepting new applicants for project-based housing, applicants should be aware that there is currently a wait of about six years to rent through this high-demand program.