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GRHC Offices Are Temporarily Closed to the Public

Staff continue to serve both
GRHC program participants and applicants
Residents of GRHC housing developments can reach Housing Management staff by phoning their Asset Management office
The GRHC administrative office can be reached via email at

Grand Rapids Housing Commission

Affordable Housing for West Michigan

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COVID-19-Related Housing Updates
GRHC Residents: Report Income Changes

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 to report their situation.

CDC Eviction Moratorium

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently extended a nationwide eviction moratorium through 1/31/21 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.

MSHDA Eviction Diversion Program

The State of Michigan Eviction Diversion Program is making financial assistance available to households affected by COVID-19-related housing debt; the state defines this as “money debt resulting at least in part from a breach of a residential lease, residential executory contract, or residential mortgage due to failure to make a required payment during a state of emergency or state of disaster arising out of the COVID-19 pandemic.”

The Michigan State Housing Development Authority (MSHDA) is administering this program through its network of nonprofit providers known as Housing Assessment and Resource Agencies (HARAs). Renters and home owners in need of assistance should contact the HARA for Kent County, The Salvation Army Social Services, at 2-1-1 or (616) 454‑5840.

Equal Housing Opportunity

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February 16
Housing Commission Meeting

The next Grand Rapids Housing Commission meeting will be held on Tuesday, February 16, at 6:00 p.m. The meeting agenda will be available here on February 15.

March 16 Agency Plan Public Hearing

The Grand Rapids Housing Commission will hold a virtual public hearing regarding our 2021 Annual Agency Plan on Tuesday, March 16, immediately preceding the monthly Housing Commission meeting.

Public hearing details

Read the draft Agency Plan

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.

Apply for Housing

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.”

More information about the Housing Choice Voucher program

Update an existing GRHC housing application

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January 22 Housing Commission
Special Meeting

The Grand Rapids Housing Commission will hold a virtual special meeting to discuss Executive Director recruitment on Friday, January 22, at 6:00 p.m.

More information and a link to the meeting

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. The deadline to apply for the scholarship is May 11, 2021.

Complete information and application form

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 during a virtual orientation meeting that will be held on March 16 at 2:00 p.m.

Get more information or register to attend the virtual orientation meeting

Save Family Fare, D&W and Forest Hills Foods Receipts to Support Hope Community!

Direct Your Dollars

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!

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