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 email@example.com to report their situation.
CDC Eviction Moratorium
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) extended a nationwide eviction moratorium through 6/30/21 to help prevent people from becoming homeless during the COVID-19 pandemic. The moratorium does not offer rental assistance or forgiveness.
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.
Jean McKee Resident Scholarship Application Deadline Extended
The deadline to apply to the GRHC's 2021 Jean McKee Resident Scholarship competition has been extended to August 11. The Scholarship program provides awards of up to $2,000 to GRHC residents who are enrolling in, currently attending or going back to college or vocational school as a full-time student.
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.”
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.
Young GRHC Artists Explore “What Home Means to Me”
Congratulations to the winners of our local “What Home Means to Me” Poster Contest:
Grades K-5: Jeremiah Samukai
Grades 6-8: Antonio Benton
Grades 9-12: Said Abdi
The “What Home Means to Me” Poster Contest is sponsored by the National Association of Housing & Redevelopment Officials (NAHRO), an affordable housing industry trade organization.
Our local contest winners each received a Winner’s Certificate and a $25 gift card, and the other local entrants received a Certificate of Participation. All local entries have been sent to Michigan NAHRO for judging in the state "What Home Means to Me" Poster Contest, and state winners will go to the regional contest; regional contest winners will be sent to the national contest in Washington, D.C. Twelve national winners will each receive a $100 gift card, and one Grand Prize winner will receive an iPad and a trip to Washington, D.C.
Many thanks to all of the talented young residents who shared their thoughts about home with us!
Save Family Fare, D&W and Forest Hills Foods Receipts to Support Hope Community!
SpartanNash is offering a “Direct Your Dollars” charitable donation program that will help the GRHC raise funds for our Hope Community Rapid Re‑Housing program by simply collecting Family Fare, D&W Fresh Market and Forest Hills Foods store receipts.
Click I want to help to learn how you can donate receipts to support families in need!