Kent County Housing Commission
82 Ionia Avenue, NW
Grand Rapids, Kent County, MI

616-632-7400

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The Section 8 and Public Housing programs administered by this housing authority are often over subscribed requiring the use of a waiting list. The waiting list would typically only open for brief periods. To find out of the waiting list is open or when it may open, please contact the housing authority directly.

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440

Section 8 Vouchers

No units

Public Housing Size

Medium Low (250 - 499)

Section 8 Size

Section 8

Program Type

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Kent County Housing Commission
82 Ionia Avenue, NW
Grand Rapids, Kent County, MI

616-632-7400

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Assisted Unit Distribution What is Housing Assistance?

The Kent County Housing Commission administers a Section 8 housing voucher program. The housing authority administers 440 Section 8 housing vouchers.

According to HUD, Kent County Housing Commission is designated as Medium Low, meaning it administers 250 - 499 Section 8 vouchers.

Kent County Housing Commission is among the 7% of Michigan housing authorities that only offer Section 8 voucher assistance. If there are any public housing units available in the target area, those units are administered by another housing authority.

Source United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (hud.gov, 2014)

SEMAP Performance What are SEMAP Scores?

Each year HUD reviews and scores the housing authority’s Section 8 program management based on 14 different criteria. This score is a reflection of how well the housing authority manages the Section 8 waiting list, the physical quality of housing assisted with Section 8 and the financial management of the program.

From 2001 to 2009, Kent County Housing Commission scored an average of 96 points. The housing authority had a high score of 103 in 2007 and a low score of 85 in 2001. The average SEMAP Score for Housing Authorities in Michigan is 74.81.

Kent County Housing Commission has an average score that is more than the average Michigan housing authority. Higher SEMAP scores indicate more effective financial management, a smoother waiting list process and higher quality physical conditions at assisted properties.

Source President's Open Government Directive (hud.gov/offices/pih/, 2012)