COVID-19 Emergency Rental Assistance (CERA) Apply Online Here!

Behind in your rent and/or utilities? Live in Kalamazoo County? 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 use 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. If you do not wish to complete the forms online, you can mail them to HRI, 420 East Alcott Street Suite 200, Kalamazoo, MI 49001 or drop them off at the same address in the HRI secure drop box inside the lobby or email them directly to one of our HRI staff at

Local CERA Rental & Utilities Info

For more information on COVID Emergency Rental Assistance, including eligibility requirements and local income guidelines, click here.

If you are currently homeless, have a housing crisis (not back rent or utilities) or are a landlord, 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.    

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HRI Presents A Walk to End Homelessness 2022! 

Join us for our outdoor event Saturday, March 19 at Kalamazoo Growlers Stadium at 10:00 am

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! Please join us on March 19, 2022 as we raise awareness and funds to end homelessness in our community.  Our goal this year is $100,000.   

In 2021, HRI has provided 2,608 households with $11.1 Million dollars in financial assistance providing households facing a housing emergency or homelessness with housing solutions.  

Please start your own virtual fundraising team and invite your friends and family to join us on March 19th! Online registration is now open. In person, pre-registration is Friday, March 18th at the Kalamazoo Growlers Stadium from 3:30-6:00 pm. 

If you have questions, please contact


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HRI Updates 1/1/2022 

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.

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