Category: Unhoused

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.

a map showing the Ampersee Encampment

June 11, 2021

Homeless advocates say the encampment has grown as people flock from other areas of the city.

a homeless person's tent set up on a city sidewalk

June 2, 2021

A Kalamazoo hotel will continue to shelter the unhoused for at least the next two months.

Illustration of what the LodgeHouse will look like

May 7, 2021

A group is raising money to renovate an old Kalamazoo hotel into housing for the unhoused.

a homeless encampment

April 28, 2021

Housing advocates are promoting housing-first models for getting homeless people into shelters fast.

a homeless encampment

March 17, 2021

County agencies are moving people from tent camps into hotel rooms.

The sign for the former Lakeside Academy

February 4, 2021

Kalamazoo County bid on the former Lakeside Academy, but lost. Now the county is considering eminent domain to turn it into a shelter.

A building with signs reading "No One Needs To Sleep Outside"

February 1, 2021

Activists pushing for vacant properties to be used for shelter occupied an old building for over an hour.