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GRHC to Host February 20 Landlord Forum

Rental property owners and managers are invited to attend an information-packed Landlord Forum that will include a full-service “Help Booth” to address outstanding items.

Click here for details and agenda


Agency Plan Public Hearing on March 11

The GRHC will hold a public hearing regarding our 2024 Annual Agency Plan and 2024 Moving to Work (MTW) Supplement on Monday, March 11.

Read a Public Notice that offers complete hearing details

Read the draft Agency Plan and MTW Supplement


GRHC Earns Green Building Council Award

GRHC management group receives U.S. Green Building Council Award
GRHC management accepts the U.S. Green Building Council Award for Multifamily. Pictured from left: Housing Commissioner Michael Bernier, GRHC Executive Director Lindsey Reames, Finance Manager Kris Endres, Real Estate Development Coordinator Michael Weaver, Antoine Court Asset Manager Ufoma Johnson, Director of Resident Services Felicia Clay, Policy and Program Planning and Implementation Manager José Capeles, Resident Services Manager Joyce Williams

The GRHC was honored to receive the U.S. Green Building Council of West Michigan’s 2023 Certified Green Building Award for Multifamily during a recent special event at CityFlatsHotel. The award was presented in recognition of the energy-efficient design and construction used in Antoine Court Apartments, a $13.5 million affordable housing development that opened in 2021. The 50-unit LEED Gold-certified development serves Veterans, adults ages 55 and older who have a disability, seniors ages 62 and older, and adults experiencing chronic homelessness.

In addition to a federal rental subsidy and on-site supportive services, Antoine Court Apartments offers energy-efficiency features that include:

  • Occupany sensors for light control in community spaces, offices and apartments
  • Low-flow bathroom fixtures, WaterSense labeled toilets
  • ENERGY STAR applicances, washers and dryers
  • Design/construction plan that would accommodate a future addition of solar panels

More information about Antoine Court Apartments

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Attention GRHC Residents in Grades K-12...

Enter the “What Home Means to Me”
Poster Contest

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Grand Rapids Housing Commission residents in grades K-12 are invited to enter the 2024 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.! The contest entry deadline is March 14, 2024.

Complete contest information and entry forms


2024 Jean McKee Resident Scholarship
Competition Is Underway!

Up to $2,000 for Eligible Residents

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The GRHC’s Jean McKee Resident Scholarship Program offers college scholarship awards of up to $2,000 to participants of GRHC housing programs. Scholarships are available to graduating high school seniors, residents currently attending college, and adults entering or returning to college or vocational school.

Scholarship Program application deadline:
May 14, 2024

Complete information and application form


HCV Program Waiting List Update

Updated 12/6/23

The GRHC’s Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) Program received more than 7,000 applications during the program’s October 23–27 open enrollment period; the program is currently closed to new applicants.

The GRHC has concluded a random selection process that has added 5,000 recent applicants to our HCV waiting list. Applicants who applied during the open enrollment period will receive an application status postcard by U.S. Mail that indicates whether their household has been added to the HCV waiting list.

More information about the HCV Program


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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