PHADA Scholarship Opportunities for GRHC Residents Graduating High School
The Public Housing Authorities Directors Association (PHADA) is offering three scholarship opportunities to graduating seniors whose families participate in affordable housing programs administered by the GRHC and other PHADA member agencies.
One scholarship award of $7,000 and two awards of $5,000 are available for the 2024 academic year, with applications due to PHADA by January 26, 2024.
Complete information and the PHADA Scholarship Program online application form
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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HCV Program Waiting List Update
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 is nearing the conclusion of a random selection process that will add 5,000 recent applicants to our HCV waiting list. In early December, applicants who applied during the open enrollment period will receive an application status postcard by U.S. Mail that will indicate whether their household has been added to the HCV waiting list.
Please check back for updates.
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The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, the Kent County Health Department and the City of Grand Rapids have teamed up to help residents prevent lead exposure from older plumbing. The “Get Ahead of Lead” website offers resources residents can use to find out whether their home has lead water lines and also has information about free water filters that are available to many households.
Visit the “Get Ahead of Lead” website to learn more
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