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Grand Rapids Housing Commission

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Win a $2,000 Scholarship

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The GRHC’s 2023 Jean McKee Resident Scholarship competition is underway! Established in memory of a longtime Housing Commissioner and champion for equal educational opportunity, the Jean McKee Resident Scholarship is available exclusively to residents of GRHC affordable housing programs. Graduating high school seniors, current college or vocational school students, and adult residents seeking to begin or return to college or vocational school are all encouraged to apply.

Complete Scholarship Program Information and Application Form


Waiting List Update

The Grand Rapids Housing Commission (GRHC) is accepting new applicants to our agency-owned senior housing developments as well as to several developments for which we administer Section 8 Project-Based Vouchers (where a rental subsidy is attached to a specific housing development). Please note that there is a significant wait to rent at these developments; if you are in need of emergency housing, please contact United Way 2-1-1.

Apply for Housing

The GRHC is not currently accepting new applicants to our agency-owned family developments due to lengthy waiting lists. Families already on a waiting list will continue to be served. Update the mailing address on your application


Section 8 HCV Program Waiting List

We are not currently accepting new applicants to our Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher rental subsidy program due to a lengthy existing waiting list. We are currently serving applicants who applied to the program during December 2019; please note that it is not possible for the GRHC to offer waiting list “position numbers.”

More information about the Housing Choice Voucher program

Update an existing GRHC housing application

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Public Hearing Notice

2023 Annual Agency Plan and
Moving to Work Supplement

The GRHC will hold a public hearing regarding its 2023 Annual Agency Plan and Moving to Work (MTW)Supplement on Monday, March 13, at 6:00 p.m. in the Campau Commons Community Center located at 821 Division Avenue South. “Moving to Work” is a demonstration program that allows housing authorities to design and test strategies for providing low-income families with affordable housing and paths to economic independence.

The public hearing will also be accessible online or via phone; a meeting link and phone number will be posted here on March 13.

Public comments regarding the Annual Agency Plan and MTW Supplement will be accepted through March 14. Comments can be provided via email: BoardMeeting-QA@grhousing.org or by mail: Grand Rapids Housing Commission, 1420 Fuller Ave. SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49507. Comments will also be accepted during the March 13 public hearing.

Get information about the public hearing

Read the 2023 Annual Agency Plan and
Moving to Work Supplement

Read the revised HCV Administrative Plan
(Agency Plan Attachment B)


Request for Proposals:
Project-Based Vouchers

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The GRHC invites owners and/or developers to submit a proposal to receive Project-Based Vouchers that will support local affordable housing development; the vouchers are available under HUD’s Housing Choice Voucher program. Existing units, substantial rehabilitation projects and new construction projects are all eligible for consideration. Up to 100 Project-Based Vouchers will be awarded.

Download the Request for Proposals


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Senior Apartments Available Soon!

Mount Mercy Apartments

The Grand Rapids Housing Commission anticipates that in the near future we will have units available in several of our affordable senior apartment communities. For a limited time, we are offering eligible seniors the first month rent free!

More about the "First Month Free" promotion

Information about GRHC senior apartment communities

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