Funded by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program provides monthly rental subsidies to low-income working families, senior citizens and the disabled. The Grand Rapids Housing Commission (GRHC) administers a Section 8 program in the Greater Grand Rapids area, helping households bridge the gap between what they can afford to spend on housing and the fair market rent of an apartment, townhouse or single-family home.
Please be aware that the Grand Rapids Housing Commission is one of several local agencies that administer a Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program. Each agency is independently administered.
If you applied for Section 8 at Kentwood Community Church in 2010, please contact Kent County Housing Commission if you have questions about your application or need to update your information.
If you have applied for Section 8 or Public Housing through Wyoming Housing Commission, please contact that agency if you have questions about your application or need to update your information.
If you have applied for Section 8 through the Michigan State Housing Development Authority (MSHDA), please contact that agency if you have questions about your application or need to update your information.
THE GRHC IS NOT CURRENTLY ACCEPTING NEW APPLICANTS TO OUR SECTION 8 PROGRAM.
INFORMATION FOR SECTION 8 APPLICANTS WHO APPLIED MAY 12‑16, 2014: A computerized random lottery was completed and 4,000 households were added to the GRHC’s Section 8 waiting list.
The GRHC has received many questions about why we are no longer publishing Section 8 waiting list position numbers. Click Section 8 Program Frequently Asked Questions to read about why we are not issuing numbers.
It is each applicant’s responsibility to notify the GRHC of any change of address—applicants are informed by U.S. Mail when their name reaches the top of the waiting list. Information can be updated online via a secure Application Update Form. To update an application by U.S. Mail, please download a printable Application Update Form.
Click How the Section 8 Program Works to learn about the process for obtaining and using your Housing Choice Voucher once your name reaches the top of the waiting list.