Other Housing Resources

Kendall students also find great housing options in the historic neighborhoods that surround our campus. There are plenty of other options close by, too. We’re happy to help you sort through the possibilities.

Notice to User

Kendall College of Art and Design, Ferris State University (KCAD) provides this content for the convenience of its students, faculty, and staff. Kendall College of Art & Design makes no representations about the truth or accuracy of the information on outside pages. Nor does it make any representations as to the habitability or quality of the housing properties listed. Each individual user should check out the housing unit and potential roommate for themselves prior to entering into a rental agreement. Please use your discretion in using this resource.

Roommate Placement

If you need help finding a roommate for housing outside of The Lofts @ 5 Lyon, request to join the private Facebook group for that purpose. Connect with people like you in a secure environment. If you don't have a Facebook page already, you'll need to create one. Otherwise, just follow this link! For every request to join the private Facebook group, we confirm the person requesting is an applicant or current student.

General Tips

Housing Information Resources

Subsidized Housing Options

Some properties have specific requirements regarding income and student status to qualify. For more information and resources, refer to the websites listed below.

  • Grand Rapids Housing Commission - Affordable Housing for West Michigan website FAQ
  • Kent County Housing Commission - Low Income Housing website
  • Subsidized Housing - Hope Network website

Finding Bus Routes

Visit Grand Rapids' bus system website and use the Trip Planner and Nearest Stop fatures on the homepage to plan travel from your apartment to KCAD. Use the system map to find bus stops nearest to KCAD. This include routes 13, 6, 9, 51,and 60 and routes 14, 1, 3, and 4 have stops just a few blocks from KCAD.

Complexes, Associations, and Management Companies

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