Kalamazoo County DHS

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Kalamazoo County DHS

322 E. Stockbridge Ave
Kalamazoo, MI - 49001

  • (269) 337-4900
  • (269) 337-5179

About Kalamazoo County DHS

Last-Modified: 2023-06-16 00:21:52

Kalamazoo County DHS offers moving expense assistance, rent payment assistance, rental deposit assistance. Relocation assistance may include providing money for rent, security deposits and moving expenses for individuals and families.

Eligibility: Low income households with limited assets and one of the following circumstances:

  • Household is homeless, living in a shelter, car or on the street
  • Household is living temporarily with other persons following a fire or natural disaster that occurred within 60 days of application
  • Household is living with other persons to escape domestic violence
  • Court summons, order or judgment was issued which will result in household becoming homeless
  • Final written notice to vacate condemned housing from an authorized public agency is received
  • Household needs adequate housing to avoid a foster care placement or before child(ren) can return home from foster care
  • DHS specialist/services worker, with supervisory approval, determines the family must be relocated from unsafe housing for the protection of child(ren)

Application process:

  • Apply in person at local DHS office

Documents required:

  • Proof of residence
  • Proof of income (earned and unearned) for all permanent household members
  • Proof of assets (cash in hand, checking/savings/credit union accounts, etc.)
  • Birth certificates
  • Social Security cards for all permanent household members


  • Monday - Friday  8:00 am-5:00 pm

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2 Reviews of Kalamazoo County DHS


Jul 26, 2021

I am ashamed that a man can not get help with anything but a females get the world handed to them on a plate. I’m losing my house, can’t get help, lost my vehicle can’t get help, I don’t have kids, the system is broken for a man.


Aug 23, 2022

How can I apply for rent assistance.

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Office Hours of operation

  • Day Hours
  • Monday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Tuesday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Wednesday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Thursday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Friday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Saturday closed
  • Sunday closed