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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
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.
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.”
Housing Choice Voucher Homeownership Program Orientation Meetings Scheduled
The Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) Homeownership program offers qualified 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.
NAHRO “What Home Means to Me” Poster Contest Winners!
The GRHC is pleased to announce the winners of our 2022 NAHRO* “What Home Means to Me” Poster Contest for children in grades K-12:
Grades K-5: Dwayne W. Moore III
Grades 6-8: Kylee Pierce
Grades 9-12: Breanna Cervera
The three local winners each received a $25 Visa gift card, and all contest entries were forwarded on to the state NAHRO poster competition.
Many thanks to all of the talented young residents who shared their thoughts about home with us!
*NAHRO is the National Association of Housing & Redevelopment Officials, a nationwide organization that represents more than 19,500 housing and community development organizations and professionals.
Senior Apartments Available Soon!
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!