Downtown Grand Rapids Inc. (DGRI) seeks innovative proposals to secure and grow the overall supply of affordable housing in Downtown Grand Rapids. 

Click here to read the full Request for Proposals, which details additional background info, funds available and application instructions. Funds can only be used within the boundaries of the Grand Rapids Downtown Development Authority

DGRI and the Downtown community are deeply committed to maintaining and expanding a broad range of housing choices, with a particular emphasis on “affordable” housing for low-wage earners. 

The GR Forward strategy, an investment guide for Downtown and a 2015 amendment to the City Master Plan, established the goal of maintaining 30% of the Downtown housing supply for those earning below 120% of area median income.

To that end, DGRI has funds available to support qualified initiatives that advance on Downtown's affordable housing goal. 

Interested applicants should contact DGRI President/CEO Tim Kelly with questions and to submit a proposal. There is no deadline to respond, DGRI will accept proposals on a rolling basis.