Partnerships and Affiliations

City of Grand Rapids

http://grcity.us/Pages/default.aspx

The City of Grand Rapids partners with Home Repair Services to support home repair and foreclosure intervention programs for lower-income homeowners.

City of Wyoming

http://www.ci.wyoming.mi.us/Planning/communitydev.asp

The City of Wyoming has partnered with Home Repair Services for services for its homeowners since 1999.

Community Economic Development Association of Michigan

http://www.cedam.info/index.php

 

The Community Economic Development Association of Michigan (CEDAM) advances community-based economic development to revitalize and rebuild Michigan communities and neighborhoods. Home Repair Services is a member.

Community Food Club of Greater Grand Rapids

http://www.communityfoodclubgr.org/

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). 

Grand Rapids Area Coalition to End Homelessness

http://www.endhomelessnesskent.org/

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.

Healthy Homes Coalition of West Michigan

http://www.healthyhomescoalition.org/

Home Repair Services is a charter member of this local coalition and continues to partner with these groups to make sure children are safe in their homes.

Home Builders Association of Greater Grand Rapids

http://www.hbaggr.com

Home Repair Services is a "builder" member of the Home Builders Association of Greater Grand Rapids. Every September since 1991, Home Repair Services has partnered with the HBA for the very successful Community Repair Day.

HUD

http://www.hud.gov/offices/hsg/sfh/hcc/hcs.cfm

Home Repair Services is a HUD Approved Housing Counseling Agency.

Kent County

http://www.accesskent.com/

Kent County has partnered with Home Repair Services for services to homeowners in the outlying portions of the county since 1984.

Kent County Essential Needs Task Force

http://www.accesskent.com/Health/ENTF/default.htm

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.

Kent County Senior MIllage

http://www.aaawm.org/senior_millage

Since 1999, Home Repair Services has been a Kent County Senior Millage Service Provider addressing the accessibility modification and home repair needs of very low income older adult homeowners throughout Kent County.

Michigan Foreclosure Task Force

http://www.cedam.info/resources/mftf/index.php

The Michigan Foreclosure Task Force is a statewide clearinghouse and unified voice to keep families in their homes despite the foreclosure crisis currently plaguing Michigan communities. Their toolkit offers useful information for individuals and organizations working to respond to the crisis. Home Repair Services is an active member of the Task Force.

Michigan State Housing Development Authority

http://www.michigan.gov/mshda

Home Repair Services is member of the MSHDA "LINKS to Homeownership" counseling network, and all its counselors are certified by MSHDA as "Housing Counselors."

National Industry Standards for Homeownership Education and Counseling

http://www.homeownershipstandards.com/Home/Home.aspx

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.

United Way

http://www.hwmuw.org/

The Heart of West Michigan United Way partners with Home Repair Services for the Foreclosure Intervention Program.

Donate

Thank you very much for your generous support. Home Repair Services is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and your contribution is tax-deductible.

Volunteer

Right now our greatest needs are for Fix-it School instructors, cabinet aseemblers and remodeling coaches.  If you're interested in any of these roles, contact Joel Ruiter at (616) 241-2601, ext. 223 and tell him "I have skills you can use!"

Requirements

To qualify for services you must own, or be buying, the home in which you live.  The home must be in Kent County.  Your combined household income must be below our published guidelines.

Contact Us

Phone: (616) 241-2601

(Si! Se habla Español.)

Fax: (616) 241-5151

Address: 1100 South Division Avenue, Grand Rapids, Michigan 49507