COMMUNITY INFORMATION

This guide is designed to help you find the community resources you need -- including local government, schools, housing, services, and recreation.

 

LOCAL GOVERNMENTS

WHAT TO SEE AND DO

LIBRARIES

SCHOOLS

HOUSING

SERVICES


PARCHMENT INFORMATION
 
The Stage at Kindleberger Summer Concert Series

Future Parchment Development - click the video below to see an interview with Mayor Robert Heasley. Courtesy of the Public Media Network.



 


LOCAL GOVERNMENTS
 

Cooper Township



State of Michigan

211
Dial 2-1-1 (In Kalamazoo, Calhoun and Kent Counties) to reach shelters, health resources, parenting, crisis intervention hotlines, financial assistance, volunteering, educational programs, and more. When you don't know who to call, call 211!


LIBRARIES
 

Comstock Township Library

Kalamazoo College Library

Kalamazoo Public Library

Kalamazoo Valley Community College Libraries

Otsego District Library

Portage District Library


SCHOOLS

Links to local schools:

Parchment School District

Comstock School District

Gull Lake School District

Kalamazoo School District

Plainwell School District

Kalamazoo Regional Education Service Agency (KRESA)


Links to local colleges and universities:

Davenport University

Kalamazoo College

Kalamazoo Valley Community College

 

HOUSING

Fair Housing Center of Southwest Michigan - Kalamazoo
Equal housing opportunities are ensured through services at the Fair Housing Center which include: Investigating complaints based on discrimination; Obtaining evidence through enforcement activities; Initiating complaints and/or litigation assistance; Conducting conferences, training programs and seminars; Evaluating fair housing practices; Assisting businesses, neighborhood groups, agencies, and units of government to develop fair housing goals, plans, strategies, and actions.

Housing Resources, Inc.
The mission of Housing Resources, Inc. (HRI), is the assurance of housing for socially or economically vulnerable residents of Kalamazoo County. Established in 1982, HRI has since dedicated its efforts to finding housing solutions for individuals in the midst of a crisis as well as on behalf of the community at large. Our services are designed to stabilize homeless households and those in jeopardy of losing their housing, so they are more likely to avoid a repeat situation.

Kalamazoo Neighborhood Housing Services
Through a unique partnership with local residents, businesses, local funders, neighborhood associations, members of the real estate community, local lenders, and the City of Kalamazoo, KNHS enables individuals and families to enter into home ownership, rehabilitate their homes, and improve the quality of life in their neighborhoods.

Kalamazoo Real Estate Network

Michigan Smoke-Free Apartments
Lists smoke-free apartments in Michigan.


Prudential Real Estate
Searchable by school district and street name.

Rent.com
Search for rental apartments and homes in the Kalamazoo and Battle Creek area.
 

SERVICES

Kalamazoo Public Library Local Organizations Index
http://www.catalog.kpl.gov/ [click the "Local Information" link near the right of the screen, then click the "Local Organizations" link]
A searchable index which will help you find information about more than 1,000 county social and human services, self-help organizations, churches, neighborhood groups, employment services, service clubs, and common-interest clubs. Each entry provides current addresses and phone numbers, contact people, services, goals or mission, client eligibility information, sources of support, and source and date of the information. Over 350 categories, ranging from apnea, autism, and child care, to service clubs, tutors, vocational guidance, and youth are indexed.

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