Housing Directory

Step One


If you are a student who lacks stable and/or safe housing while attending GVSU, please contact Financial Aid or the GVSU Housing Office


Step Two

Additional Resources

Shelter Directory


Community Rebuilders

This program requires a Housing Assessment Program referral from Salvation Army to be eligible for assistance. Please refer to Salvation Army’s entry for further details.* Community Rebuilders helps families and individuals who are homeless move directly into housing. Provides short-term rental assistance, but the program emphasizes the development of self-sufficiency and income growth for clients.


Arbor Circle: Youth Services and Programs 

Arbor Circle's homeless youth services support young adults, ages 16-20, who are experiencing homelessness and/or are without safe and stable housing. Through counseling and other services, these young adults are engaged in a personalized process to understand their needs, build new skills, and identify and create a plan for achieving goals.

Arbor Circle's  Street Outreach team goes out into the community to meet homeless or runaway youth where they are. Outreach staff provides basic needs and resources, builds positive relationships, and encourages youth to connect with available support systems and other community partners.

Call or text: Kat (616) 558-6787, Jamin (616) 295-6544, or e-mail: [email protected].

The Salvation Army: Kent County

We are here to connect people who are literally homeless or at imminent risk of homelessness to the best available housing resource in the community. Please note: At this time we only complete assessments by phone.

If you are homeless or on the verge of homelessness and need to start services, contact United Way 211. If you or someone you know is experiencing a housing crisis, please contact (616)454-5840 or email [email protected]


Heart of West Michigan United Way: 2-1-1

United Way's 2-1-1 connects people to more than 2,900 services in Kent, Lake, Mason, Mecosta, Newaygo, Osceola, and Oceana Counties including food, shelter, utility assistance, disaster recovery, childcare, transportation, and more.

Heart of West Michigan United Way, 118 Commerce Ave SW, Grand Rapids, MI, 49503


Michigan State Housing Development Authority (MSHDA)  

The Michigan State Housing Development Authority partners to provide homes and preserve places for the people of Michigan. Depending on your housing needs, click on the Rental or Homeless buttons.


Dwelling Place  

Dwelling Place has several housing communities in West Michigan, including homes, apartments, supportive housing, and transitional housing.


Covenant House

Covenant House Michigan is a faith-based nonprofit organization that provides hope to homeless, runaway, and at-risk youth ages 18-24. We provide shelter, educational and vocational programs, as well as other support services, to help overcome hurdles such as homelessness, unemployment, inadequate education, violence, drugs, and gangs. Our goal is to redirect them onto a path toward meaningful and successful adulthood.


Page last modified November 4, 2022