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Grand Rapids Housing Commission

Affordable Housing for West Michigan

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COVID-19-Related Housing Updates
GRHC Residents: Report Income Changes

The GRHC is working with our residents and landlords to help families maintain stable housing. Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher program clients and residents of our housing developments are encouraged to promptly report any change in income or circumstance that may necessitate income recertification.

Residents of GRHC developments should contact their GRHC Housing Management staff. GRHC Housing Choice Voucher program participants should email to report their situation.

MSHDA COVID Emergency Rental Assistance

The Michigan State Housing Development Authority (MSHDA) is administering a COVID Emergency Rental Assistance (CERA) program through its network of local nonprofit agencies. CERA provides rental and utility assistance to eligible renters so that they retain their housing stability.

Click here for more information about CERA

Supreme Court Strikes Down CDC Eviction Moratorium

On August 26 the United States Supreme Court struck down the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) Eviction Moratorium that had been extended through October 3, 2021.

Link to a National Public Radio article about the Supreme Court decision

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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.

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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

Section 8 Homeownership Program Orientation Meetings Scheduled

The Section 8 Homeownership program offers qualified Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) program participants an opportunity to use their monthly rental subsidy toward home mortgage payments rather than rent. The GRHC invites our HCV clients to learn more about the program by attending one of the orientation meetings that are scheduled throughout the year.

More information about the program and upcoming orientation meeting dates

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Invitation to Current Participants in GRHC Affordable Housing Programs

The GRHC invites residents of our housing programs to apply to join the volunteer board that oversees our programs and services. Applications to fill one resident seat on the Grand Rapids Housing Commission governing board will be accepted until the vacancy is filled.

The Housing Commission meets on the third Tuesday evening of each month at the Campau Commons Community Center located at 821 South Division Avenue (Division at Franklin).

The Housing Commission appointment will be made by Grand Rapids City Manager Mark Washington and will be approved by the Grand Rapids City Commission.

Apply to serve on the Housing Commission board as a Resident Member

View recent meeting minutes

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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