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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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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HCV Program Waiting List
Opens to New Applicants 10/23
The GRHC is pleased to announce that our Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) Program waiting list will be open to new applicants from Monday, October 23, through Friday, October 27. The application process will be exclusively online, with a phone helpline available during business hours.
Read a public notice that offers details regarding the HCV open application period
Please note that submitting an application does not guarantee immediate placement on the HCV waiting list. After the application period has ended, a random selection process will add 5,000 households to the list. Because the selection process is random, applying early during the application period does not provide an advantage—all eligible households will have an equal chance of being selected and added to the waiting list.
Our HCV Program provides a rental subsidy to low-income households renting privately owned property in Kent County or Ottawa County, Michigan, and priority is given to residents of Kent and Ottawa counties. Read more about the HCV Program here.
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