KNHS recently spoke with Jacquelyn, who purchased her Edison Neighborhood home many years ago, through KNHS. Jacquelyn also used KNHS loan and grant products in order to rehabilitate her home over the many years she has been a homeowner. To learn more about Jacquelyn’s story, watch the video, or call our office today!
Kalamazoo Neighborhood Housing Services is excited to announce that the 2014 Roof Replacement Loan Program will be accepting applications starting on August 8th, 2014.
Please review the following documents for more information on the program and how to qualify:
In the spirit of service learning, Kalamazoo Neighborhood Housing Services, Western Michigan University, and AmeriCorps have partnered to pilot a financial education series in Spanish. The first workshop will be on April 1st from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM at 816 Washington Ave, Kalamazoo, MI inside Edison Neighborhood Association’s Community Room. This workshop will address goal setting and budgeting, understanding the credit game, and asset building through financial products. Through financial education, these organizations aim to bring together and strengthen the Hispanic community of Kalamazoo, especially empowering monolingual residents to make informed financial decisions.
Organizers extend an invitation to anyone interested in attending the event. This is an open event but will be conducted in Spanish. If you would like to volunteer, help to market the event, or want to attend with a group please contact Crystal Elissetche at 269.364.2548 or via email at Fcdept@knhs.org.
Fran Dwight, a great neighborhood resident and excellent photographer, has shared some beautiful pictures of Kalamazoo’s neighborhoods with us. Hope you enjoy them as much as we do.
KNHS continues to be a leader in foreclosure prevention, helping individuals and families throughout southwest Michigan sustain homeownership and maintain a stable place to call home. This year, KNHS has assisted more than 250 in preventing foreclosure or resolving their mortgage delinquency. Anyone seeking KNHS’s assistance is provided a direct plan of action for what would best assist their situation.
KNHS is working in partnership with MSHDA, NeighborWorks America and more than 700 housing counseling agencies across the country to help families struggling with their mortgage payments apply for help from the Federal government’s Making Home Affordable Program. KNHS also continues to be a leader in coordinating Michigan’s Step Forward program to help families dealing with a permanent or temporary loss of income avoid foreclosure.
Call today. 269-364-2548. Ask for Crystal.
Congratulations to LISC (Local Initiative Support Corporation) for 25 years of service in Kalamazoo. This national intermediary is instrumental in community development in Kalamazoo. KNHS benefits from LISC’s help, including technical support, financial support, and organizing support, every year. We’re looking forward to many more great years to come!
KNHS Lease Purchase participants and staff (#Team LP) are rounding the bases to make it home. Over the next few months, KNHS has three Lease Purchase participants set to become homeowners. In this current economy we know how hard it is to drive down debt, increase savings and raise your credit score. Our Lease Purchase clients with the help of our experienced staff have been doing just that. So, congratulations to our participants for working their way through the KNHS Lease Purchase Program and into their own homes. Keep up the good work! (Go #Team LP!)