Partnerships and Affiliations
The City of Wyoming has partnered with Home Repair Services for services for its homeowners since 1999.
The Community Economic Development Association of Michigan (CEDAM) advances community-based economic development to revitalize and rebuild
The Community Food Club of Greater Grand Rapids opened in January, 2015 as a three-year pilot project designed to impact food security for a limited number of area households. This is essentially an “experiment” to test the Food Club model that promotes greater food choice; a membership-based approach; and greater self-reliance. Due to the limited capacity of the Food Club, only the organizations that are part of the collaborative may refer households to join the Food Club. The participating organizations in this collaborative effort include: Westminster/Downtown Food Pantry, United Church Outreach Ministry (UCOM), The Salvation Army Social Services, Feeding America of West Michigan, ACCESS of West Michigan, Habitat for Humanity of Kent County and Home Repair Services (which also serves as the fiduciary).
The Grand Rapids Area Coalition to End Homelessness is a community collaborative of local partners committed to ending homelessness in Kent County. The Coalition believes that all people have the right to safe affordable housing and works to use community resources effectively to make this belief a reality.
The Kent County Essential Needs Task Force (ENTF) works to assure that shelter, food, utility and transportation resources are adequately available to all Kent County Citizens. Home Repair Services is a member of two of its four subcommittees: Coalition to End Homelessness and Energy Efficiency.
The Michigan Foreclosure Task Force is a statewide clearinghouse and unified voice to keep families in their homes despite the foreclosure crisis currently plaguing
The National Industry Standards for Homeownership Education and Counseling are a set of guidelines for quality homeownership and counseling services. HRS has adopted these standards.