Housing Appeal Board

Department in Charge of This Board

Community Development

About the Board

Here's a quick look at the Housing Appeal Board:

  • We hear and decide appeals on the way the Grand Rapids Property Maintenance Code is applied.

  • We can grant a property owner more time or relief under certain conditions. 

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  • 12 members
  • 9 permanent members
  • 3 alternating members that are representative of Grand Rapids' citizens
  • Board members are appointed by the Mayor with approval of City Commission on the first Monday in January.
  •  To serve on this board, you may not be an elected officer or an employee

 Members must have experience or training relating to property maintenance.

Residency Requirement
Although there aren't any residency requirements to be a part of this board, we do prefer that you live within the limits of Grand Rapids.

Term Limits

Your term on this board is 3 years. This board is subject to the Service Limitation Policy.

Compensation

You will receive $10.00 per board meeting you attend. You will also receive an additional $10.00 for each partial or full day you devote to inspections relating to an appeal.

Michael Cary

Ward 2 Resident
Term Ends: 1/4/2027

Elizabeth Cyr

Ward 1 Resident
Term Ends: 1/4/2027

Andrew Claucherty

Ward 3 Resident
Term Ends: 1/5/2026

Sarah Hampton

Ward 3 Resident
Term Ends: 1/6/2025

Gayle Harvey

Ward 3 Resident
Term Ends: 1/1/2024

Marshall Kilgore

Ward 3 Resident
Term Ends: 1/5/2026

Jessamyn Libolt

Ward 3 Resident
Term Ends: 1/6/2025

Nathaniel Phillips

Ward 2 Resident
Term Ends: 1/1/2024

Bethany Reed

Ward 2 Resident
Term Ends: 1/6/2025

Michael Scholten

Ward 1 Resident
Term Ends: 1/5/2026

Vacancy

Term Ends: 1/6/2025

Vacancy

Term Ends: 1/5/2026

Vacancy

Term Ends: 1/4/2027