Housing Choice Vouchers
Kent County Community Action implements the Federal Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program in all Kent County communities except Grand Rapids and Wyoming.
The Community Development Department awards funding to local projects based on the following requirements:
- Meets a need identified
- Not less than 70% of funds must be used for activities that benefit low and moderate income persons; and
- The activity meets one of the CDBG national objectives (i.e., benefits low and moderate income persons, prevention or elimination of slums or blight, or a particular urgency because existing conditions pose a serious and immediate threat to the health or welfare of the community).
Home Investment Partnerships Program
Kent County staff has worked diligently over the past few years to make the dreams of homeownership come true for many families across Kent County, and choice rental housing opportunities a dream come true for low/mod income families. It has been very exciting to collaborate with such a great group of developers and contractors to accomplish housing stability for the past 8 years. HOME Applications became available on Wednesday, March 13, 2013. See below:
Fair Housing Information
As a recipient of federal funds, the County of Kent is required to document efforts to “affirmatively further fair housing” in its jurisdiction. This means that Kent County will “conduct an analysis of impediments to fair housing choice within the jurisdiction, take appropriate actions to overcome the effects of any impediments identified through that analysis, and maintain records reflecting that analysis and actions in this regards.” The 2011 Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing Choice provides data collection and analysis regarding impediments and strategies to address these impediments.