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Remember this?  We voted “Yes!”

First-Year Successes of the millage program:

A place to call home for over 100 families with school-aged children throughout Kalamazoo County

Children attending school regularly and improving academically


Do you or anyone you know have available rental property? Would you or they consider joining this very successful program?  Do you want more details?

Housing Resources Inc. (HRI) Staff would be happy to explain how the program benefits landlords and families while building a trusting landlord/tenant relationship and watching the children thrive in a place to call home.

Contact Jen at HRI: 269-382-0287 or

Please use this Seeking Landlords flyer in your congregation, organization and circle of friends. [Download Seeking Landlords.pdf]. The Housing Task Force needs your help reaching out to landlords and encouraging them to talk with Housing Resources Inc., so that there will be a place to call home for 100 more families each year!

The ISAAC Housing Task Force was one of the partners that worked very hard for the passage of the Vote YES for Kids millage program.  We are delighted that it is being so successfully implemented.  At one and a half years since the first families began the program in August 2016, the millage program has been consistently meeting its goals and is getting strong reviews from a third party evaluator that reports: “Participants felt their children were happier, had improved relationships with others, and had better educational outcomes when moved out of a homeless situation. Parents reported that moving out of a homeless situation removed substantial stress from their lives.” 

  • We also recommend that you read at least the Epilogue of Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City, the award-winning “Reading Together” book, and go hear the author speak on Friday, March 16, 7pm at Chenery. Details and RSVP at
  • A fun way to help is to join us at the Walk to End Homelessness and the lunch at Bell’s afterwards on Saturday, March 24. You can easily download a brochure, register or join the ISAAC Team at:

Join us at Housing Task Force meetings every first Monday at 5:30 pm at St. Luke’s.

– Tobi Hanna-Davies, Housing Task Force co-chair with Stephanie Hoffman, Deputy Director of Open Doors Kalamazoo