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.
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