Grand Rapids Housing Commission

1420 Fuller Avenue SE, Grand Rapids, MI, 49507
(616) 235-2600

Kent County

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About Grand Rapids Housing Commission

The Grand Rapids Housing Commission (GRHC) was established by the Grand Rapids City Commission in 1966 to provide affordable housing for low-income residents and to eliminate substandard housing conditions. During the 47 years since the founding of our agency, the GRHC has grown from 228 units of Public Housing to more than 3,900 housing units provided through a wide array of housing programs.

Funded primarily through the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), the GRHC is independently administered and is governed by a five-member board appointed by the City Manager and approved by the City Commission.

Our governing board typically meets the third Tuesday evening of each month at the GRHC administrative office located at 1420 Fuller Avenue SE.

Mission Statement

The Grand Rapids Housing Commission provides housing assistance and affordable housing opportunities to lower-income families, the disabled and senior citizens in a manner that is fiscally sound and in ways that support families, neighborhoods and economic self-sufficiency.

Program Summary for Grand Rapids Housing Commission

Grand Rapids Housing Commission is a public housing agency that helps provide decent and safe rental housing for eligible low-income families, the elderly, and persons with disabilities. Grand Rapids Housing Commission manages several funded programs and has a total of 424 subsidized affordable housing units for rental assistance. Grand Rapids Housing Commission administered a total of 3,206 Section 8 Vouchers. Grand Rapids Housing Commission currently has low rent units and Section 8 Voucher as its program type. Grand Rapids Housing Commission is located at 1420 Fuller Avenue SE, Grand Rapids, MI, 49507 and serves the city of Grand Rapids. Income limits, fair market rents and rent rates vary with each agency. Please contact Grand Rapids Housing Commission at, (616) 235-2600 for more information about coverage area and program availability.

Current Status Active
Size of Grand Rapids Housing Commission compared nationally Large
Last Updated 04/12/2014
Total Numbers of Communities 6
Total numbers of Administered Section 8 Voucher 3,206
Total numbers of Administered Public Housing Units 424
Waiting list for the Grand Rapids Housing Commission is currently Open

2017 Income Limits for Kent County, MI

HUD sets Income Limits for each area based on the median family income in that area. Each Public Housing Agency (PHA) will use the Income Limit set for the jurisdiction that the PHA covers. Therefore, a family may be eligible for one PHA but not another. The number of people in a household determines the Income Limit that is set for determining the family's eligibility for the program that they are applying for. Below are the Income Limits for Kent County, MI:

Median Income
Income Limit Category
Persons in Family
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
  • 6
  • 7
  • 8
  • 50%
  • Very Low Income Limit
  • $23,400
  • $26,750
  • $30,100
  • $33,400
  • $36,100
  • $38,750
  • $41,450
  • $44,100
  • 30%
  • Extremely Low Income Limit
  • $14,050
  • $16,050
  • $20,160
  • $24,300
  • $28,440
  • $32,580
  • $36,730
  • $40,890
  • 80%
  • Low Income Limit
  • $37,450
  • $42,800
  • $48,150
  • $53,450
  • $57,750
  • $62,050
  • $66,300
  • $70,600

2017 Fair Market Rents for Kent County, MI

Fair Market Rents are HUD's determination of the average rents in a particular area for each bedroom size. The FMRs are set each year based on the rental rates of unsubsidized units so that participants in HUD programs have equal access for affordable housing. Here are the Fair Market Rents for Kent County, MI:

Efficiency One-Bedroom Two-Bedroom Three-Bedroom Four-Bedroom
$549 $668 $823 $1158 $1308

Agency Name City State Section 8 Voucher Housing Units Status Distance
Kent County Housing Commission Kent County Housing Commission Grand Rapids MI 481 N/A Open 2.44 Miles Contact
Wyoming Housing Commission Wyoming Housing Commission Wyoming MI 1,122 196 Closed 5.18 Miles Contact
Rockford Housing Commission Rockford Housing Commission Rockford MI 359 30 Open 13.09 Miles Contact
Middleville Housing Commission Middleville Housing Commission Middleville MI N/A N/A Open 17.78 Miles Contact
Saranac Housing Commission Saranac Housing Commission Saranac MI 3,242 331 Open 21.28 Miles Contact
Belding Housing Commission Belding Housing Commission Belding MI N/A N/A Open 23.11 Miles Contact

Housing Authority

Grand Rapids Housing Commission Program Type:
  • Section 8 Voucher
  • Low Rent Units
Total Subsidized Units for Rental Assistance Availability

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Kent County Quick Facts

Population: 629,237
Persons Per Household: 2.61
Housing Units in Multi-units Structure: 24.4%
Homeownership Rate: 70.1%
Housing Units: 247,278
Yearly Income Per Person: $25,889
Median Household Income: $51,667