If you are currently homeless, have a housing crisis 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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Local CERA Rental & Utilities Info

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

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.

Housing Resources, Inc announces “A Kzoo Pod Community – A Place of Dignity” pilot project

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Click here to see our employment page for more information about our current openings. https://www.housingresourcesinc.org/about/employment/

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!   

So far in 2021, HRI has provided over 3,400 Kalamazoo households with direct financial assistance to prevent evictions and rehouse households who were literally homelessness. These services include case management, direct client assistance for back rent, rental subsidies, utility payments, move in funds and other housing supports to get and keep people housed.  Now more than ever, people experiencing homelessness need our help!  Click the Donate Now button to help end homelessness. 

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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Are you a landlord or know any? There are many families who already have housing vouchers and are waiting for available units! Check out this Michigan State Housing Development Authority virtual event recording to learn more about this opportunity and incentives! #landlords #kalamazoo #housingmarket2022 #families www.youtube.com/watch?v=vM-Vdkig8aQ ... See MoreSee Less
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HRI’s Alcott Street office will be closing Friday, July 1 at noon. We will reopen Tuesday, July 5 at 8:30 am. If you are experiencing a housing emergency during our closure, please dial 2-1-1. ... See MoreSee Less
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Reminder- deadline to submit a CERA application online or a paper application to HRI is this Thursday, June 30!COVID Emergency Rental Assistance Program Application Period to End June 30, 2022. Michigan renters, landlords encouraged to apply as soon as possible ahead of deadline!The Michigan State Housing Development Authority (MSHDA) has announced that it will soon have enough applications through the COVID Emergency Rental Assistance (CERA) program to spend all funds available. Applications for CERA through the online portal ceraapp.michigan.gov will stop being accepted as of Thursday, June 30, 2022, at 9:00pm. If you are behind in your rent, you should apply NOW for potential consideration. It is likely that more applications will be received than funds available. Applications submitted before the deadline will continue to be processed until all the available funds are gone. There is no guarantee of funding even if you have applied. Once the CERA portal closes on June 30, residents in Kalamazoo County who have not applied and are facing eviction should reach out to Housing Resources, Inc. at 269-382-0287. Those seeking legal services in Kalamazoo County can reach out to Legal Aid of Western Michigan lawestmi.org. for potentially free legal representation. MSHDA is also evaluating other eviction prevention funding options and we will keep you updated as we have more information. #renters #landlords #Kalamazoo #EvictionPrevention ... See MoreSee Less
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