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Grand Rapids Housing Commission

Affordable Housing for West Michigan

Attention GRHC residents in grades K-12:

Enter the“What Home Means to Me” Poster Contest!

Grand Rapids Housing Commission residents in grades kindergarten through 12 have the chance to win a gift card and other exciting prizes by entering the “What Home Means to Me” Poster Contest! The contest is sponsored by the National Association of Housing & Redevelopment Officials, a trade organization that advocates for affordable housing nationwide.

The GRHC will offer a local contest that will award a $25 gift card to one winner in each of three age categories: Grades K-5, 6-8 and 9-12. All entries in our local contest will be sent on to the regional “What Home Means to Me” Poster Contest, and regional winners will be sent to the national contest in Washington, D.C. Twelve national winners will each receive a $100 gift card and one Grand Prize winner will receive an iPad and a trip to Washington, D.C.

The deadline to enter the local contest is February 20, 2018.

The GRHC is offering open "poster workshops" that are available to all eligible GRHC residents on the following dates/times:
Creston Plaza Community Center, 1080 Creston Plaza Dr. NE: January 29-February 1, 3-5 p.m.
Campau Commons Community Center, 821 Division Ave.: February 5-8, 3-5 p.m.

All poster workshops will provide poster board, crayons, markers, coloring pencils, glue and snacks.

Watch the video below to see last year’s contest entries!

2017 GRHC Poster Contest Entries

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.

Over the years the GRHC has expanded our role in the community, partnering with community organizations and individuals to advocate for positive change in local social welfare policy and to offer supportive services families can use to achieve self-sufficiency and a stronger financial future.

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