"KALAMAZOO, MI -- A mother of three who has struggled with homelessness shared her story as part of the kickoff for a campaign for a millage that would assist homeless families in Kalamazoo County." (Kalamazoo County)

"KALAMAZOO, MI—Loretta Bates, a women's support group leader at Ministry with Community, has waited 30 years for a bigger, better facility to serve Kalamazoo's underprivileged residents. On Thursday, the wait was over." (Kalamazoo Gazette)

"KALAMAZOO, MI -- It took a 6-5 party-line vote to get there, but Kalamazoo County voters will decide Nov. 3 whether to they're willing to support homeless families through a 0.1 mill property tax increase." (Kalamazoo Gazette)

Housing Resources Inc.


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

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.)