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Rental assistance Kalamazoo County.

Find rent help in Kalamazoo County Michigan. A number of financial aid programs are offered by local government housing agencies, non-profit organizations, churches, and charities. Rental assistance from one of these organization can include money to pay for moving costs or security deposits. Or find emergency grants to pay for first month’s or back rent, Section 8 housing with no waiting lists in Kalamazoo and other eviction prevention programs.

Services provided to Kalamazoo families include, but are not limited to, general housing information and counseling, homeless shelters, limited grants and funds for paying rent. There are also free attorneys to help tenants in eviction court. Resources are limited and not everyone will be able to receive help.

If one of the agencies can’t provide you with the assistance you need, they can often refer people to other options, including state of Michigan and federal government low income housing and rental programs. Anyone who is currently homeless may get help from shelters and transitional housing units in Kalamazoo as well, so these are other options available.

Housing Resources, Inc. – Residents experiencing a housing emergency, such as an eviction, may be able to qualify for help. Services offered to qualified individuals includes limited financial help or grants for paying rent, general housing information and referrals, landlord/tenant mediation, and also shelter or transitional housing. They are one of the leading places for renters and homeowners to call for emergency rental assistance and housing solutions in Kalamazoo Michigan. Dial 382-0287 or stop by 420 E. Alcott Suite 200

Salvation Army – A number of social service programs and financial assistance is offered. Services are for low income persons or families in financial crisis or hardship. Get access to emergency assistance for electric bills, case management, personal needs, and much more. Note, this particular Salvation Army will not have funds for rental assistance. 1700 S. Burdick, call 344-6119

Eleanor House - Families with children may apply for rapid rehousing. Resources offered include housing search assistance and support services, all of which are available and much more. Advice, and limited funds, may be able to help rapidly re-house homeless families. 522 Eleanor Street, Kalamazoo, Michigan 269-382-0287




Portage Community Center – Very limited funds for rent. Money may only be available in a critical situations. All assistance depends on availability. 325 E. Centre, Portage, MI 49002, dial (269) 323-1942

Kalamazoo Gospel Mission - Has low income, yet safe and affordable housing units and programs for men, women, families with children, as well as couples with or without children. Another focus is on assisting single parents. 448 N. Burdick, call 345-2974.

Kalamazoo Community Action Agency – Partners with local charities and non-profits like the Salvation Army. They partner with organizations to offer emergency financial assistance for housing, utilities, back rent and other needs. 3299 Gull Rd, Wing 2 Floor 3. Call (269) 373-5066

Bethany Reformed Church – They only see people that have referrals from DHS or the Salvation Army. The applicant needs to have sought rental assistance from other local Kalamazoo County charities first, and this church is a last resort. Any money provided depends on funding and qualifications being met.

A focus is on housing needs. A fund they run offers financial assistance to low income individuals and families for emergency needs, such as rent, deposits, evictions, and heating expenses. The address is 1833 S Burdick St, Kalamazoo, MI 49001, or dial (269) 388-5054.

Christian Resource Center offers emergency housing assistance, including referrals to grant programs for rent and eviction prevention help. They also offer budgeting and other guidance to tenants, including information on loans. The location is 1833 S Burdick, Kalamazoo, Michigan 49001, call (269) 388-5054

Kalamazoo Community Mental Health And Substance Abuse Services - Access Center – Housing assistance, including shelter, transitional housing, and emergency funds for homeless prevention is distributed to mentally challenged individuals. 418 West Kalamazoo Avenue, Kalamazoo, Mi 49007, call (269) 373-6000

Michigan Department Of Human Services – Kalamazoo branch. The state offers several emergency housing programs. Apply for everything from funds and grants to pay rent, up through and including assistance for bills, medications, and more. 322 E. Stockbridge Avenue, Kalamazoo, MI 49001, call (269) 337-4900





Saint Vincent DePaul Society – If you have an eviction notice, there may be some emergency funds to help people pay their rent or housing costs. Landlord/tenant mediation and case management may also be provided. 513 Eleanor Street, Kalamazoo, Michigan 49007, call (269) 388-4544

Legal Aid of Kalamazoo can help tenants with housing needs. Pro-bono attorneys provide free advice on everything from landlord disputes on unpaid rent to eviction assistance. They also mediate disputes on other housing challenges. Telephone number is (269) 344-8113.

Eviction help from local charities or government agencies is available as the result of federal grants, such as ESG. Support is limited, and some clients are given loans instead. Find everything from emergency rental assistance to transitional housing, motel vouchers, and help for moving costs. Dial 269-381-4357.

South County Community Services – Call for case management, referrals, and more aid, including funds for security deposits and rent. 101 S Main Street, Vicksburg, Michigan 49097, phone (269) 649-2901


By Jon McNamara

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