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December 19 Housing Commission Meeting

The next Grand Rapids Housing Commission meeting will be held on Tuesday, December 19, at 6:00 p.m. at the Campau Commons Community Center located at 821 Division Avenue South (Division at Martin Luther King Jr. Street). A public comment period is available at the beginning of each Housing Commission meeting.

The meeting will also be accessible virtually. The meeting agenda and a meeting link will be posted here on December 19.

GRHC Governing & Advisory Boards

The Grand Rapids Housing Commission is governed by a five-member board appointed by the Grand Rapids City Manager and approved by the City Commission. These talented and dedicated community volunteers oversee our efforts and help ensure the continuing success of our affordable housing programs.

Housing Commission Members
  • Monica Steimle-App, President
  • Betty Zylstra, Vice President
  • Jamon Alexander, Commissioner
  • Michael Bernier, Commissioner
  • Patrick Miles Sr., Commissioner

Grand Rapids Housing Commission meetings are held monthly at 6:00 p.m. and are open to the public. Meetings are temporarily being conducted virtually. A link to the meeting will be available on this page on the meeting date.

A meeting agenda is posted here the Friday before each meeting.

2023 Meeting Dates
  • January 17
  • February 21
  • March 21
  • April 18
  • May 16
  • June 20
  • No July Meeting
  • August 15
  • September 19
  • October 17
  • November 21
  • December 19

Click the links below to view summaries of recent Housing Commission meetings.

Recent Meeting Minutes

Housing Corporations
  • Adams Park Housing Corporation
  • Creston Plaza General Partnership
  • Grand Rapids Scattered Sites Housing Corporation
  • GRHC Affordable Housing Corporation
  • Hope Community Housing Corporation
  • Leonard Terrace Housing Corporation
  • Mount Mercy Housing Corporation
  • Mount Mercy Phase I Housing Corporation
  • Ransom Avenue Development Corporation
Housing Corporation Board Members
  • Bobbie Butler
  • Ellen M. James
  • Patrick Miles Sr.
  • Daniel C. Oglesby
  • Monica Steimle-App
  • Victor Vasquez Jr.
  • Betty Zylstra

The Resident Advisory Board meet several times a year to help review and refine policies and practices so that we can more effectively meet the needs of the families we serve.

Resident Advisory Board Members
  • Michael Bernier, Chairperson
  • Iasha Anderson
  • Martha Dove
  • Ellen Fitzgerald
  • Barbara Jones
  • Brenda Lipsey
  • Debra Lockridge
  • Jackie Moore
  • Lucy Nelson
  • Yesica Robinson

The GRHC works with Wyoming Housing Commission, Kent Community Action and numerous businesses and community organizations to administer a Family Self-Sufficiency Program that empowers low-income households to build a financial “nest egg” when a change in income increases the family’s portion of monthly rent.

FSS Coordinating Committee Members
  • Rob Batterbee, Fifth Third Bank
  • Jeffrey Brazier, Huntington Bank
  • Amanda Briggs, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
  • Dee Brown, Express Employment Professionals
  • Nancy Campbell, West Michigan Works
  • Alisa Flores, Home Repair Services
  • Shanna Hogan, Kent Intermediate School District
  • Kelsey McFarland, ICCF Community Homes
  • Jinnifer Ortquist, MSU Extension
  • Venessa Remo, Opportunity Resource Fund
  • GRHC Staff Representatives
  • Wanda Couch, Housing Choice Voucher Program Manager
  • Kimberly Brown, HCV Coordinator
  • Margo Gatling, HCV Coordinator
  • Rufus Granderson, HCV Coordinator
  • Erica Kurban, HCV Coordinator
  • Lauri Parks, HCV Coordinator
  • Wyoming Housing Commission Representatives
  • Rebeca Venema, Executive Director
  • Kimberly Seymour, FSS/Section 8 Coordinator
  • Kent Community Action Representatives
  • Emily Stroka, FSS/Section 8 Coordinator
  • Queyonna Hunt, FSS/Section 8 Coordinator
  • Jennifer Kozlowski, FSS/Section 8 Coordinator