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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 our administrative office located at 1420 Fuller Ave. SE in Grand Rapids. All meetings are open to the public.

2017 Housing Commission Meetings
January 17 May 23 (NEW DATE!) September 19
February 21 June 27 (NEW DATE!) October 17
March 21 July 18 CANCELED! November 21
April 18 August 15 December 19

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

Recent Meeting Minutes
12/20/16 1/17/17 2/21/17 3/21/17
4/18/17 5/23/17 6/27/17 8/15/17
9/19/17 10/17/17

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










Resident Advisory Board

  • Angela Bunn, Chairperson
  • Teresa Boileau
  • Peter Ferwerda
  • Shelly Frydrych
  • Barbara Jones
  • Jo Ann Morris
  • Tiana Ortiz
  • Leonard Webster
  • Virgie Young

Adams Park Housing Corporation

  • Ellen James, President
  • Jerry Herrema
  • Daniel Oglesby
  • Victor Vazquez
  • Betty Zylstra

Creston Plaza General Partnership

  • Jerry Herrema, President
  • Melvin Fox
  • Daniel Oglesby
  • Ellen James
  • Betty Zylstra

Grand Rapids Scattered Site Housing Corporation

  • Ellen James, President
  • Jerry Herrema
  • Betty Zylstra

Hope Community Housing Corporation

  • Douglas Dozeman, President
  • Jamie Ladd
  • Soila Wareck

Leonard Terrace Housing Corporation

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

Mount Mercy Housing Corporation/
Mount Mercy Phase I Housing Corporation

  • Jerry Herrema, President
  • Melvin Fox
  • Ellen James
  • Betty Zylstra

Ransom Avenue Development Corporation

  • Robert Cooper, President
  • Charles Carter
  • Maureen Slade