We develop, support and promote solutions that reduce homelessness in our community and support individuals and families in need through City-wide initiatives and strategic partnerships.
Any individual or family who is experiencing housing instability (homeless or soon to be homeless) should call 2-1-1.
Philosophy & Mission
The City of Grand Rapids is committed to a Housing First approach, which is an evidence-based practice to quickly and successfully connect individuals and families experiencing homelessness to permanent housing without preconditions and barriers to entry, such as sobriety, treatment or service participation requirements (National Alliance to End Homelessness).
We are committed to developing, supporting and promoting solutions that create a direct impact in reducing homelessness and supporting individuals and families in need. We believe housing is the answer to homelessness demonstrated by our history of supporting homelessness prevention and rapid re-housing efforts. We also believe this is a community-wide effort that requires dedicated and results-oriented partnerships.
One key objective of our City’s Strategic Plan is to support efforts to ensure all residents have safe, stable and permanent housing.