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
The NAHRO* “What Home Means to Me” poster contest invites young GRHC residents in grades kindergarten through 12 to submit original artwork for a chance to win a $100 gift card or an iPad and a trip to Washington, D.C.
In addition to a chance to win a national prize, three GRHC winners will each receive a $25 gift card!
The contest entry deadline is March 6. Click Poster Contest Details for entry forms and complete information!
*NAHRO is the National Association of Housing & Redevelopment Officials, a trade organization for the affordable housing industry.
The GRHC administers a limited number of Section 8 Project-Based Vouchers that support low-income households renting at several new partner-operated affordable housing developments:
To apply to receive a rental subsidy at any of these locations, please complete and submit our online Housing Application form.
Grand Rapids residents ages 55 and older are invited to take advantage of the health care services offered by the new Grand Valley State University Family Health Center located at Mount Mercy Apartments, 1425 Bridge Street NW in Grand Rapids. The goal of this new service is to help seniors “age in place” by making essential health services easier and more convenient to access.
Specialty services affiliated with the GVSU Family Health Center include:
The Grand Rapids Housing Commission is partnering with the City of Grand Rapids to offer a Rental Assistance Center that certifies low-income households as “rental ready” and also provides a clearinghouse for rental property owners seeking qualified tenants. The center serves Grand Rapids residents who earn 80 percent or less of the Area Median Income (currently $55,900 for a family of four) and who have had a rental housing application denied by a landlord.
This free service helps prospective renters identify and overcome credit problems, poor landlord references and other issues that can impede their ability to find housing.
Click Rental Assistance Center for more information and a link to the Rental Readiness Program’s easy-to-complete online application form.
The Rental Assistance Center is funded by
the City of Grand Rapids.
A Public Hearing on our draft 2020-2024 Five-Year Plan and 2020 Annual Plan will be held March 17—Click Public Notice for details.
Read the draft plans by clicking the links below.