Home Help in Kalamazoo

There are many people in Kalamazoo that are ready to help! Whether you need help making a repair, paying utility bills, getting appliances or furniture, or just need an extra set of hands, help is available. The City of Kalamazoo supports many of these organizations with grant funding from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development or through other partnerships.

If you are need of help, contacting Gryphon Place by calling 211 is a great place to start. The directory below also includes other organizations that can offer help (organizations that receive HUD funding through the City of Kalamazoo are in bold).

If you are struggling to make rent or utility payments due to COVID-19, help is available. The COVID Emergency Rental Assistance program can help those struggling with past due rent and utility payments. To access the program, please call (269) 382-0287 or visit www.housingresourcesinc.org.


Provider Location Phone Services
211 Hotline Gryphon Place 211 Anyone in need of housing repair assistance can dial 2-1-1 in order to access area-wide referrals.
Community Homeworks 810 Bryant Street (269) 998-3275 Community Homeworks provides critical home repairs to low/moderate income homeowners in the City of Kalamazoo. Home repair and maintenance workshops are also offered at no charge to qualifying residents.
Disability Network Southwest Michigan 517 E. Crosstown Parkway (269) 345-1516 Ramps for eligible persons with disabilities in the core neighborhoods of the City.
Housing Resources, Inc. 420 E. Alcott Street., Suite 200 (269) 382-0287 Rental Assistance based on severity of need; income restrictions may apply.
Kalamazoo County - Department of Health & Community Services

Community Action Bureau

3299 Gull Road

 (269) 373-5066 Energy Conservation/weatherization measures for low-income households; may include furnace, hot water heater and roof repair. Provides emergency and shut off prevention services.
Kalamazoo Neighborhood Housing Services 1219 South Park Street  (269) 385-2916 Roof replacement program, Exterior Home Repairs, Home repair and maintenance workshops are also offered at no charge to qualifying residents.
Kalamazoo Valley Habitat for Humanity ReStore  7612 South Westnedge
Portage, MI 49024
 (269) 381-5523 New and used, good quality building materials and supplies, furniture, and appliances for home repairs and improvements at discount prices.
 Salvation Army 1700 S. Burdick Street  (269) 344-6119  The Salvation Army provides emergency utility assistance for electric, propane, natural gas, fuel oil, and water shut offs. Clients must have received a shut-off notice from their utility provider.
Senior Services, Inc.  918 Jasper Street (269) 382-0515 x142  Minor rehab, repairs and barrier free adaptations for income eligible seniors in the core neighborhoods of the City. "Tuesday Toolmen" volunteers.
 Shepherd’s Center of Greater Kalamazoo  1833 S. Burdick Street  (269) 383-1122  "Handy Hands" program - Volunteers available to perform minor home repair projects for senior homeowners.
 Northside Association for Community Development  612 N. Park Street  (269) 344-5490  General information on possible resources for home repair in the Northside neighborhood.
 Oakwood Neighborhood Association  3320 Laid Avenue  (269) 342-0129  General information on possible resources for home repair in the Oakwood neighborhood.
 Stuart Area Restoration Association  530 Douglas Avenue  (269) 344-7432  General information on possible resources for home repair in the Stuart neighborhood.
 Vine Neighborhood Association  511 W. Vine Street  (269) 349-8469  General information on possible resources for home repair in the Vine neighborhood.


City of Kalamazoo

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 (269) 337-8000
 (269) 337-8182
 241 West South Street
     Kalamazoo, MI 49007

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