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Grand Rapids Housing Commission

Affordable Housing for West Michigan

Section 8 Waiting List Update

The GRHC received more than 7,400 applications during our June 19-30 Section 8 open enrollment period. A computerized random lottery has been conducted and 5,000 new applicants have been added to our Section 8 waiting list.

If you applied June 19-30, 2017, click here to check the status of your Section 8 application. All new applicants will also receive a status update postcard by U.S. Mail.

Please note that the postcard stating that Section 8 waiting list “position numbers” are available is incorrect; the GRHC does not use position numbers. Click more information about the waiting list to read an explanation of this policy.

Congratulations, 2017 Jean McKee Resident Scholarship Winners!

scholarship winner Kamania Chambers
Congratulations to the winners of this year’s Jean McKee Resident Scholarship competition:
  • Kamania Chambers (pictured above with proud mom Maureen Franklin) is a graduate of University Preparatory Academy. She will attend Western Michigan University with the goal of becoming a physician assistant.
  • Taylor Daniels is a graduate of Wyoming High School. She will be a pre-dentistry student at Eastern Michigan University.
  • Esperance Mihigo attends Grand Rapids Community College; her career goal is to become an obstetrician.

Each winner received a Jean McKee Resident Scholarship certificate and an initial scholarship award of $500; winners have the opportunity to renew their scholarship award for an additional three years, for a total award of up to $2,000.

The 2018 Jean McKee Resident Scholarship competition will get underway next February.

The Grand Rapids Housing Commission (GRHC) provides housing assistance to low-income residents of Grand Rapids, Michigan. We currently serve more than 3,900 West Michigan families.

The GRHC operates seven low-income housing developments, including family housing and apartments for seniors and disabled persons. We also administer federal Section 8 rental subsidy programs, home ownership programs and a transitional housing program.

Change to Housing Commission Meeting Schedule:
The July 18 Housing Commission meeting has been canceled; the next meeting will be held on August 15.
Full meeting schedule

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