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Rental Assistance for Kent County Residents Living Outside of Grand Rapids and Wyoming
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.
GRHC Service Area Now Includes Ottawa County
The GRHC is pleased to expand housing choice for the families we serve! We recently extended our service area to include Ottawa County, which means GRHC Housing Choice Voucher program participants can now rent a unit in either Kent or Ottawa counties.
View maximum monthly rents and utility allowances for units in Kent County
View maximum monthly rents and utility allowances for units in Ottawa County
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
All Grand Rapids Housing Commission waiting lists are temporarily closed. Please check back for updates.
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
For the latest updates on GRHC programs and activities, check out our new Facebook page!
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Rental Assistance for Residents Living Outside of Grand Rapids and Wyoming
Kent County Community Action (KCCA) is taking applications for rental assistance from Kent County residents who are behind on their rent and live outside of the cities of Grand Rapids and Wyoming. The program will expire in June 2023.
To be eligible for assistance, the household must meet all of these qualifications:
- Must be in arrears on current rent.
- Must provide a photo ID and Social Security cards for all occupants.
- Must provide proof of all household income.
- Must provide a copy of current lease or rental agreement.
- Must meet income guidelines.
- Landlord must agree to participate in the assistance program.
Applications for rental assistance are by appointment only. To schedule an appointment, call KCCA at (616) 632‑7950.
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