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Grand Rapids Housing Commission

Affordable Housing for West Michigan

Make a Difference—Donate to Resident Scholarship and Self-Sufficiency Programs

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The GRHC supports our residents’ journey toward housing stability by offering a Resident Scholarship as well as programs that foster economic well being, including an “Aim to Save” Resident Asset Building Program, a Family Self-Sufficiency Program and a Housing Barrier Fund that helps families afford security deposits, utility deposits and other up-front costs related to rental housing.

The GRHC now makes it easy for you or your business to make a direct donation to these important resident programs.

Thank you for your support!


2024 NAHRO Poster Contest Local Winner

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Congratulations to the winner of the GRHC’s 2024 NAHRO “What Home Means to Me” Poster Contest:
Elementary school student Derrick Walton Jr.

Derrick received a $25 Visa gift card, and his winning entry was sent on to the state “What Home Means to Me” Poster Contest; state winners will be sent to the regional contest, and regional winners will move on to the national contest and a chance to win a $100 gift card or an iPad and a trip to Washington, D.C.

NAHRO is the National Association of Housing and Redevelopment Officials, a professional membership organization that represents more than 19,000 housing and community development agencies nationwide.


HCV Program Waiting List Update

Updated 12/6/23

The GRHC’s Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) Program received more than 7,000 applications during the program’s October 23–27 open enrollment period; the program is currently closed to new applicants.

The GRHC has concluded a random selection process that has added 5,000 recent applicants to our HCV waiting list. Applicants who applied during the open enrollment period will receive an application status postcard by U.S. Mail that indicates whether their household has been added to the HCV waiting list.

More information about the HCV Program


GRHC Waiting List Update:
Agency-Owned Housing and Partner Developments

The Grand Rapids Housing Commission (GRHC) is accepting new applicants to all of our agency-owned housing communities as well as to partner-owned 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 may be 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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Fundraiser Supports GRHC Resident Scholarship, Self‑Sufficiency Programs

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With the help of our generous community partners, the GRHC’s recent “Raising Hope, Building Futures” Luncheon secured more than $32,000 in support of our resident scholarship and self-sufficiency programs!

Many thanks to the donors who supported this event and to our event sponsors, including…

PLATINUM SPONSORS:
Fifth Third Bank
Lake Michigan Credit Union

GOLD SPONSOR:
Rockford Construction


GRHC Earns Green Building Council Award

GRHC management group receives U.S. Green Building Council Award
GRHC management accepts the U.S. Green Building Council Award for Multifamily. Pictured from left: Housing Commissioner Michael Bernier, GRHC Executive Director Lindsey Reames, Finance Manager Kris Endres, Real Estate Development Coordinator Michael Weaver, Antoine Court Asset Manager Ufoma Johnson, Director of Resident Services Felicia Clay, Policy and Program Planning and Implementation Manager José Capeles, Resident Services Manager Joyce Williams

The GRHC was honored to receive the U.S. Green Building Council of West Michigan’s 2023 Certified Green Building Award for Multifamily during a recent special event at CityFlatsHotel. The award was presented in recognition of the energy-efficient design and construction used in Antoine Court Apartments, a $13.5 million affordable housing development that opened in 2021. The 50-unit LEED Gold-certified development serves Veterans, adults ages 55 and older who have a disability, seniors ages 62 and older, and adults experiencing chronic homelessness.

In addition to a federal rental subsidy and on-site supportive services, Antoine Court Apartments offers energy-efficiency features that include:

  • Occupany sensors for light control in community spaces, offices and apartments
  • Low-flow bathroom fixtures, WaterSense labeled toilets
  • ENERGY STAR applicances, washers and dryers
  • Design/construction plan that would accommodate a future addition of solar panels

More information about Antoine Court Apartments


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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