If you are currently homeless, living in your car, outside, or in an emergency shelter in Kalamazoo; or you are a landlord and want more information about how to partner with HRI, please call 269.382.0287 or complete the form below.
Please allow 2 business days for a Housing Specialist to return your email or phone call. Our Alcott Street office remains closed to all visitors until further notice but we are working hard every day to assist you with your housing emergency or answer any questions.
Local CERA Rental & Utilities Info
For more information on COVID Emergency Rental Assistance, including eligibility requirements and local income guidelines, click below.
Behind in your rent and/or utilities? Tenants or landlords can now apply directly online through a special portal provided by Michigan State Housing Development Authority for assistance with back rent and/or utilities.
If you need manual forms and do not wish to use the online portal, please download the forms below. If you need accommodations to access or complete these forms, please call HRI at 269.382.0287 and HRI staff will assist you.
Mark your calendar for March 19, 2022 for our next Walk to End Homelessness.
A Pandemic Changes Our Process, But Never Our Mission!
HRI continues to hold the frontline against homelessness but we have more work to do and we need your help!
From June 2020 to June 2021, HRI housed people experiencing homelessness and kept people in their homes by preventing evictions and providing over $11M+ in direct client assistance for back rent, rental subsidies, utility payments and other housing supports to get and keep people housed. Over 2,500 households were helped by HRI during this time frame. And, with expected Federal and State financial resources, we will serve many more Kalamazoo residents experiencing homelessness in 2021-2022.
Now more than ever, people experiencing homelessness need our help! Click the Donate Now button to help end homelessness.
HRI Updates 10/1/2021
HRI is committed to providing service without interruption or closure of the organization. In support of the actions to prevent the spread of COVID-19, HRI is implementing the following modifications until further notice:
No Walk-in Services or Visitors Accepted.
The weekly Community Housing Hour, walk-in services, and on-site meetings are temporarily suspended.
For more information or assistance call our main number 269-382-0287 during office hours weekdays 8:30- 5:00 pm or dial 2-1-1 day or night 24/7. Or, you can access Emergency Rental Assistance applications through this website.
The mission of HRI is the assurance of housing for socially or economically vulnerable persons of Kalamazoo County.