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Grand Rapids Housing Commission Governing and Advisory Boards

Housing Commission Governing Board

The Grand Rapids Housing Commission is governed by a five-member board appointed by the Grand Rapids City Manager and approved by the City Commission. These talented and dedicated community volunteers oversee our efforts and help ensure the continuing success of our affordable housing programs.

Housing Commission Members
  • Bobbie Butler, President
  • Betty Zylstra, Vice President
  • Angela Bunn, Commissioner
  • Patrick Miles, Sr., Commissioner
  • Monica Steimle, Commissioner
  • GRHC Executive Director: Carlos A. Sanchez

Grand Rapids Housing Commission meetings are held monthly at 6:00 p.m. at the Campau Commons Community Center, 821 South Division Avenue (Division at Franklin) in Grand Rapids. All meetings are open to the public.

2019 Housing Commission Meetings
January 15 May 28 September 24
February 26 June 25 October 15
March 26 No July Meeting November 26
April 23 August 27 December 17

The agenda for each meeting will be posted here and under “Quick Links” on our home page on the Friday preceding the meeting.

Click the links below to view summaries of recent Housing Commission meetings.

Recent Meeting Minutes
12/18/18 1/15/19 2/26/19 3/26/19
4/23/19 5/28/19 6/19/18 8/21/18
9/18/18 10/16/18 11/20/18

To learn about our current organizational goals and objectives, click GRHC Agency Plan.




Resident Advisory Board

  • Angela Bunn, Chairperson
  • Teresa Boileau
  • Martha Dove
  • Katherine Higgins
  • Barbara Jones
  • Jo Ann Morris
  • Leonard Webster
  • Virgie Young

Creston Plaza General Partnership

  • Melvin Fox
  • Ellen James
  • Betty Zylstra

Grand Rapids Scattered Site Housing Corporation

  • Ellen James, President
  • Melvin Fox
  • Betty Zylstra

Hope Community Housing Corporation

  • Douglas Dozeman, President
  • Jamie Ladd

Leonard Terrace Housing Corporation

  • Patrick Miles Sr., President
  • Earl Holton
  • Shelley Wisdom

Mount Mercy Housing Corporation/
Mount Mercy Phase I Housing Corporation

  • Melvin Fox
  • Ellen James
  • Daniel Oglesby
  • Victor Vasquez, Jr.
  • Betty Zylstra

Ransom Avenue Development Corporation

  • Charles Carter, President
  • Maureen Slade
  • Monica Steimle