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.    

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

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.

Local CERA Rental & Utilities Info

For more information on COVID Emergency Rental Assistance, including eligibility requirements and local income guidelines, click the button to the right.

A Walk to End Homelessness 2021 Was a Success!

Mark your calendar for March 19, 2022 for our next Walk to End Homelessness. 


#STEPOUT to End Homelessness!

Thank You For Making Our Walk To End Homelessness 2021 A Success! With Your Help, We Exceeded Our Fundraising Goal Of $90,000.

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 April 2020 to April 2021, HRI housed people experiencing homelessness and kept people in their homes by preventing evictions and providing over $3.6M+ in back rent, rental subsidies, utility payments and other housing supports to get and keep people housed.  Over 1,200 households were helped by HRI during this time frame. And, with expected Federal and State financial resources, we expect to 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 6/1/2021 

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 suspended. Staff are participating in community meetings and communication with the people we serve through phone, video and remote work options.

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 link.     

WE ARE HIRING! Please see our employment page for more information about our current openings.

We have earned GuideStar’s Platinum Seal of Transparency!

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The Eviction Moratorium from the CDC is set to expire on June 30. If you're a tenant struggling to pay rent or who has an eviction in process, APPLY for CERA NOW at ceraapp.michigan.gov/. Evictions are likely to begin after July 1.#CERA ... See MoreSee Less
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Thank you Kalamazoo Nature Center for uniquely offering this opportunity to celebrate Pride month and Juneteenth! #kzoo #BEYOUIn honor of Juneteenth, KNC will offer free admission throughout the month of June as a way to celebrate freedom and share the healing and nourishment that nature can provide. To receive free admission from June 1 to June 30, simply tell our Welcome Station staff that you’re here to honor Juneteenth!We especially invite and welcome the Black community to commemorate Juneteenth at KNC. Our grounds offer a refuge of peace and quiet, a green place where families can gather to wander our many trails. For more information, visit NatureCenter.org/Juneteenth. ... See MoreSee Less
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The mission of HRI is the assurance of housing for socially or economically vulnerable persons of Kalamazoo County.

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