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Kalamazoo Housing
9:16 am
Thu October 30, 2014

WSW: Housing Resources Inc. Launches "Home for the Holidays" Campaign

Credit Housing Resources Inc.

    

Housing Resources Incorporated of Kalamazoo hopes to find housing for 80 families in the Kalamazoo area in time for the holidays. 

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WMUK News
11:59 am
Tue August 12, 2014

Homelessness "Hides" in Rural SW Michigan

Keystone Shelter Director Kelli Tackett
Credit Chris Killian

Mention the word “homeless” and most people probably think of folks huddled in alleyways, panhandling on busy street corners or pushing a shopping cart down the sidewalk. But homelessness isn’t unique to urban areas. It extends into the countryside as well, where people are often called “the forgotten homeless” because they’re so hard to find. One place you can find them is a shelter in Centreville in Saint Joseph County. (Some names have been changed in this story to protect the privacy those we interviewed.)

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7:48 am
Mon July 21, 2014

Homeless in Battle Creek Find Encampments to Survive

Some avoid shelters because of zero tolerance for drugs and alcohol
Hidden in the trees along streets and embankments throughout the city are camps of people with no place to go.
Homeless Veterans
4:30 pm
Tue April 29, 2014

WSW: A Veteran Looking to Help Homeless in Portland, Maine

A Stand Down for Veterans event to address issues of homelessness among vets in Massachusetts
Credit FEMA Photo Library/Wikicommons

 (This story has been updated.)   

In Portland, Maine a veteran spends his nights trying to find the city's homeless, so he can help. Kalamazoo reporter and WMUK Correspondent Chris Killian followed along. 

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10:39 am
Thu December 12, 2013

M-DOT delays eviction of homeless people from camp in Battle Creek

Eviction had been sought because of safety concerns
This week's planned eviction of a group of homeless people from a camp near M-66 and Dickman Road is delayed indefinitely.

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