Housing Assistance Directory

Please use this page as a guide for local financial housing assistance.

61st District Court



Orients clients facing eviction to available emergency rental assistance programs and other services, such as legal assistance and mediation. Assessment process helps identify the root cause(s) of theeviction and refers to appropriate social services.

Arbor Circle


Operates a shelter for youth ages 10-17, and provides street outreach and supportive housing services to youth and young adults facing homelessness.

AYA Youth Collective


Serves youth aged 18-24 with Non-Time Limited Supportive Housing; drop-in services for basic needs, resource navigation, and housing search and assistance; and Direct Cash Transfers to youth who are in need of prevention and early intervention support to maintain or access housing.

Covenant House


Provides housing assistance and wholistic supportive services to individuals and families experiencing homelessness and housing instability.

Community Rebuilders


Provides emergency shelter, food, clothing, and wrap around services to youth 18-24.

Degage Ministries


Dégagé provides emergency shelter, gap housing, housing assistance, and advocacy to women.

Designed Futures


Provides housing to marginalized individuals struggling with substance abuse .

Disability Advocates of
Kent County


Provide housing assessments and services to individuals with disabilities to remain independently and safely housed, rather than moving to a higher level of care. Provide technical assistance and consultation to housing developers and remodelers on accessible design. Advocate at various levels for increased housing and supportive services for this population.

Dwelling Place


Develops and manages affordable rental and for-sale housing stock. Provides connections to essential supportive services for residents and engagement for community solutions.

Exodus Place


Provides development and transitional housing for vulnerable men who are experiencing homelessness.

Family Promise


Provides emergency shelter, shelter diversion, and stabilization services for families with children experiencing homelessness.

Genesis Nonprofit Housing Corporation

(616) 988-2897



Develops and manages affordable supportive housing.

Grand Rapids Housing Commission


(616) 235-2600

Manages a portfolio of affordable rental housing and project-based and mobile housing subsidies. Also provides programming for self-sufficiency and economic independence.

Healthy Homes Coalition

(616) 241-3300


Focused on eliminating harmful housing conditions, beginning in Grand Rapids' hardest hit neighborhoods.

Hope Network


Provides affordable housing resources, transportation, and mental health services.



Provides shelter and rapid rehousing services for families experiencing homelessness; builds, preserves and manages rental and for-sale housing units; provides a variety of supportive services to renters and homeownersin our community.

Kent County Community Action


Provides emergency rental assistance and utility assistance, mortgage foreclosure assistance, housing choice vouchers. Invests in affordable housing projects, housing rehabilitation, home weatherization. Serves as a fiduciary for several state and federal grants to partner agencies.

LegalAid of West MI


Provides civil legal assistance to low income households, primarily related to evictions.


(616) 451-9140


Develops, rehabilitates, and manages affordable rental and for-sale housing. Also provides services and education to prospective homeowners.

MDHHS Kent County


Provides access to State Emergency Relief (SER) assistance for rent, utilities, repairs based on eligibility factors. Eviction Prevention services are provided in partnership with the Cities of Grand Rapids and Kentwood and the Salvation Army. Partners with Grand Rapids Community College to address food insecurity and homelessness for students.

Mel Trotter Ministries

(616) 454-8249


Provides emergency shelter, transitional housing, housing advocacy, and financial literacy to individuals experiencing homelessness.

New Development Corp

(616) 361-7500


Builds and rehabilitates affordable for-sale housing units for income-eligible households. Serves as property manager for 12-unit senior/ disabled rental property.


(616) 589-1625


Provides hands-on housing search, translation, landlord follow-up, and education about tenants rights to Muslim and Arabic-speaking households. Also provides utility assistance eviction prevention assistance. Offers referrals for legal aid, benefits enrollment, vital records (e.g. birth certificates), domestic violence assistance, and unemployment benefits.

North Kent Connect


Provides case management and financial assistance to families living in northern Kent County who are at or below 200% of the Federal Poverty Level.

Pine Rest


Provides street outreach services to single adults experiencing unsheltered homelessness throughout Kent County.

Safe Haven Ministries

(616) 452-6664


Serves survivors of domestic violence and human trafficking who are experiencing homelessness or housing instability due to the violence they have experienced. Provides emergency safe shelter, transitional housing, and other housing assistance.



Develops and manages affordable rental housing for those aged 55+ and 62+. Provides assistance in locating housing for youth, families, refugees, and seniors.

The Salvation Army

(616) 459-3433


Provides rapid rehousing and homeless prevention assistance to households at risk of or experiencing homelessness. Operates the Housing Assessment Program, which is the centralized intake system for all persons experiencing a housing crisis in Kent County for screening, assessing, prioritizing, and referring.

The Source

(616) 452-5295


Provides assistance to employees of our client organizations with access and navigation for housing related services, including shelters, transitional housing, affordable rental units, and home ownership opportunities. Also provide assistance navigating benefits enrollment and other community resources to increase their housing stability.

Urban League of West MI

(616) 245-2207


Provides housing resources such as foreclosure prevention assistance and landlord/tenant counseling. Also provides education and health resources.

Volunteers of America


Provides case management & financial assistance for veterans and their families who are literally homeless or at imminent risk of homelessness.

Well House

(616) 245-3910


Povides safe and affordable housing to people experiencing homelessness.

YWCA West Central MI

6 1 6-459-4681


Provides emergency short term transitional housing for survivors of domestic violence.