Frequently Asked Questions
Answers to the questions we get asked the most.
Kent County families with household income below 50% of the area median income that include at least one adult and one dependent minor, including pregnant women, and Kent County Veteran families. We are working to expand our services to all Kent County residents in the future.
While we are working on expanding our reach, if you do not qualify for Community Housing Connect services, we have curated a list of resources that may be available to you. You can access that list here.
Those experiencing a housing crisis may be residing outdoors, in their car, or at a park, staying in an emergency shelter, motel, or hotel. Those at risk of losing their housing are also experiencing a housing crisis.
At your scheduled appointment you will partner with a Solution Specialist who will work with you to identify strengths and natural supports to help resolve your crisis. We will share our expertise in housing and employment solutions and you will share your expertise and goals. Together you will build your unique stability plan. Your plan might include support in securing or maintaining housing in the rental market, help in your employment search, connections to training programs and workforce development, and support to help resolve the strain of family violence, finding a temporary place to stay, and/or mediation.
We know that the words we use can have big impact on the way we think about people and about the world we live in. We use ‘consumer’ because like consumers of any product or service, the folks we work with have choice and may identify with a multitude of identities beyond their economic or housing situation.
Community Housing Connect you helps you navigate your unique plan to stable housing. If you are looking for emergency shelter, please contact the Housing Assessment Program (HAP) at (616) 454-5840 or call the United Way 211.
If you are currently working with another organization focused on housing, it is best for you to continue to work with that organization.
We respect the right of all individuals and families to be heard, informed, and involved in decision-making in matters affecting them. You have the right to grieve, complain, or appeal any decision or actions impacting your life or the lives of your children. Prior to filing a grievance, we hope that you will attempt to talk to your Solution Specialist. If you do not feel like you can talk to that person, or the Solution Specialist is the person you are having a problem with, please contact us. Please include a description of the problem, when the problem occurred, what you have done to try to resolve the problems and what you would like to see us do to resolve the problem. We will promptly respond to your request. If your complaint or grievance is not able to be resolved we will provide you with all the information necessary to submit your complaint to our local Coordinated Entry Committee.
Who is behind Community Housing Connect?
G.R.A.C.E. Network Organizations play a vital role in providing services and resources through Community Housing Connect.