Category: Unhoused

an illustration of the inside of a modpod shelter with two beds and shelves

October 22, 2021

Local group to invest in 50 pod shelters for unhoused people in Kalamazoo.

a screenshot of Kalamazoo city commissioners in a virtual meeting

October 20, 2021

Kzoo residents are irate over the clearing of homeless encampments. City leaders say they had little choice.

a portrait of Laura Lam

October 19, 2021

The Kalamazoo city official who runs point on the homelessness crisis discusses encampment policies, strategies, and the solutions they are hoping to implement.

a truck pulls a camper out of the mud

October 15, 2021

City leaders say solution to encampment problems is on the horizon, but proposal is months away.

police tape stretched across a field

October 13, 2021

Oct. 8 incident comes two days after city of Kalamazoo instructed police to physically remove 100+ unhoused people from year-and-a-half-old encampment.

police officers stand in front of wire fencing and caution tape around a homeless encampment

October 12, 2021

Police forcibly removed people from the Ampersee encampment last week. Homeless advocates scrambled to help.

police officers stand in front of wire fencing and caution tape around a homeless encampment

October 7, 2021

Residents were given 5 minutes to grab their things and go.

a handmade sign reads "Where will they go"

September 30, 2021

Workers blocked off the encampment by the river and hauled away portable toilets, but residents will be given more time to move.

a homeless encampment

September 16, 2021

City officials plan to shut down the long-running Ampersee encampment, but protestors ask “Where will they go?”

a man stands behind a rental truck with some furniture unloaded behind him

August 4, 2021

Money is available for those who need help with housing. Meanwhile, feds have extended eviction ban until October.