What is the Section 8 Moderate Rehabilitation SRO Program?

The Single Room Occupancy Program (SRO) provides rent subsidies for low income individuals in privately owned, rehabilitated rental housing. The property owner has agreed to rehabilitate the property to meet federal Housing Quality Standards and participate in the program for the contract term. Tenants living in the moderate rehabilitation units must meet income guidelines set forth under the Federal Section 8 Rental Assistance Program. SRO ccupancy units typically share a kitchen or bathroom. Participating tenants pay no more than 30% of their monthly income for rent and utilities. The HRA pays the balance of the rent to the owner with funds from the Department of Housing and Urban Development. The contract rent for the unit is determined through a rent formula at the time of the initial contract execution and is adjusted annually.

The HRA administers a total of 14 Section 8 Moderate Rehabilitation Single Room Occupancy units, all located at Midway Villa, 1313 NE 7th Street, Grand Rapids. Residents at Midway Villa have their own private bedroom. Kitchens, bathrooms and common spaces are shared spaces on two separate floors. Northland Counseling Center (NCC), which owns and manages Midway Villa, maintains their own application process and refers qualified homeless applicants to the HRA when specific eligibility criteria are met.


14 SRO units are subsidized at Midway Villa.

Eligibility and Admission Preferences

  1. The program is open to very low income individuals who are at or below the income guidelines. The annual income limit is currently $25,350 for a single person (50% of median income subject to change by HUD).
  2. The individual must be homeless at the time of admission.

How to Apply

Applications are taken directly at Midway Villa. Interested applicants should call Audrey at 218-360-3663 for further information.

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