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Grand Rapids Housing Commission

Affordable Housing for West Michigan

GRHC Offices Are Closed

All Grand Rapids Housing Commission (GRHC) administrative and housing management offices are closed in compliance with Governor Whitmer’s “Stay Home, Stay Safe” order. Essential management, maintenance and custodial staff remain at our agency-owned housing developments.

The GRHC administrative office can be reached via email at

Residents of GRHC-owned developments should call their housing management office with any emergency maintenance needs.

Some answers to frequently asked questions are provided below and here. Updates will be provided as information becomes available.

Closure-Related FAQ

I am a resident of a GRHC-owned housing development. What should I do if I need to contact the management office or have an emergency maintenance need?
While our Housing Management offices are closed, managers and maintenance staff can be contacted via phone in the event of a maintenance emergency. Please note that staff will enter a unit for emergency maintenance only; routine maintenance will be scheduled after the pandemic threat has passed.
Adams Park Apartments: (616) 235-2865
Campau Commons Apartments: (616) 235-2879
Creston Plaza Apartments: (616) 235-2646
Hope Community: (616) 235-2893
Leonard Terrace Apartments: (616) 235-2890
Mount Mercy Apartments: (616) 235-2843
Ransom Tower Apartments: (616) 235-2881
Sheldon Apartments: (616) 235-2860

I am a resident of a GRHC-owned housing development. What is the procedure for paying rent when Housing Management offices are closed?
Rent continues to be due the first of each month. Please deposit your rent in the secure drop box at your Housing Management office. You will be mailed a receipt.

Will scheduled activities and services at GRHC developments still be offered?
All group meetings and activities are canceled. Computer labs, libraries, craft rooms, community rooms and on-site Meals On Wheels cafés are closed. Please note that Meals On Wheels will continue to offer service to Home Delivered Meal clients. For questions regarding the Home Delivered Meal program, please call Meals On Wheels at (616) 459-3111.

I participate in the GRHC’s Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher program, have a move to a new unit scheduled and have already given notice to my landlord. Will unit inspections proceed as scheduled?
The GRHC will continue to conduct initial unit inspections for move-ins that have already been scheduled. The unit must be vacant and clean. Emergency inspections for issues that pose a potential health or safety hazard will be considered on a case-by-case basis. If you have a question about your inspection, please email

I participate in the GRHC’s Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher program and would like to move to a new unit. Is the GRHC currently processing new moves?
The GRHC is not processing new moves during the time the office is under a government-mandated closure. If there is a condition in your current unit that you believe threatens your health or safety, please email with your name, contact information and a brief description of the situation. We are handling emergency inspections on a case-by-case basis.

I participate in the GRHC’s Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher program and am due for an annual recertification. Will this be done as scheduled?
Annual inspections and recertifications are suspended until further notice.

I have a Housing Choice Voucher through the GRHC’s program and am unable to search for a suitable unit due to the “Stay Home, Stay Safe” order. Will my Voucher be extended?
Yes, the GRHC will extend the period during which your Voucher is valid. A new extension date will be available after the Housing Commission administrative office reopens. In the meantime, please feel free to email with your name, contact information and a brief summary of your situation.

I have a Housing Choice Voucher through the GRHC’s program. I have lost my job and am unable to pay my portion of the rent. Am I in danger of being evicted due to non-payment?
Assisted families can report decreases in income to Your rent will be adjusted according to the GRHC’s Section 8 Administrative Plan, which sets a minimum rent of $50.

Please note that Governor Whitmer’s Executive Order 2020-19 (COVID-19) prohibits evictions through April 17, 2020, for most tenants.

I am a landlord renting to a GRHC Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher program participant. Will HAP payments be delayed as a result of the office closures?
The GRHC anticipates that all HAP payments will be distributed as usual.

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Homes for Sale to Qualified GRHC Residents!

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The Grand Rapids Housing Commission (GRHC) is making a number of single-family homes available to current GRHC program participants. Interested households will be required to complete Homeownership Program classes and be pre-qualifed for a mortgage loan.

To view the homes being offered: Home Ownership Units

Please note that these homes will be available to tour after the GRHC Administrative Office reopens.

2020 Jean McKee Resident Scholarship—$2,000 College Scholarships Available!

The Jean McKee Resident Scholarship program provides up to $2,000 ($500 per year for up to four years) to GRHC residents who will attend a college, university or vocational school full time during the 2020-2021 academic year. The program is open to any eligible resident, with a preference for graduating high school seniors, undergraduate students and participants in the GRHC's Family Self-Sufficiency Program.

Scholarship application deadline: May 12, 2020

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