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) recently extended a nationwide eviction moratorium through 3/31/21 to help prevent people from becoming homeless during the COVID-19 pandemic. The moratorium does not offer rental assistance or forgiveness.
Tenants seeking protection under the moratorium must complete a written CDC Declaration Form and submit this to the landlord. Eligibility information is included on the declaration form.
March 16 Housing Commission Meeting and Agency Plan Public Hearing
The next Grand Rapids Housing Commission meeting will be held on Tuesday evening, March 16. The meeting will be immediately preceded at 6:00 p.m. by a public hearing regarding the GRHC’s 2021 Annual Agency Plan.
The Housing Commission meeting agenda will be available here on March 15.
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.”
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!
Young GRHC residents in grades K-12 are invited to enter the 2021 NAHRO* "What Home Means to Me" poster contest for a chance to win a $25 gift card, a $100 gift card, or an iPad and a trip to Washington, D.C.!
*NAHRO is the National Association of Housing & Redevelopment Officials, an affordable housing industry membership organization that represents 20,000 housing and community development providers and professionals.
College Scholarship for GRHC Residents!
The 2021 Jean McKee Resident Scholarship competition will award college scholarships of up to $2,000 to two GRHC residents who are college bound or currently attending college or vocational school as a full-time student.
Section 8 Homeownership Program Orientation Meeting 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.