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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 email@example.com 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.
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.
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
Win a $2,000 Scholarship
The GRHC’s 2023 Jean McKee Resident Scholarship competition is underway! Established in memory of a longtime Housing Commissioner and champion for equal educational opportunity, the Jean McKee Resident Scholarship is available exclusively to residents of GRHC affordable housing programs. Graduating high school seniors, current college or vocational school students, and adult residents seeking to begin or return to college or vocational school are all encouraged to apply.
Complete Scholarship Program Information and Application Form
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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!
More about the "First Month Free" promotion