NOTE: While new carpeting is being installed at the Oshtemo Branch Library, access to some materials may be unavailable. Thank you for your patience.

Examine the Issues

Monday, Feb 12, 2 pm, Friendship Village Kiva, 1400 N Drake Rd

The Landlord’s Point of View 

Listen and discuss as local landlords/property managers share their experiences with eviction.
Participants: Lisa Willcut, Lockhart Management; Crispean J. Davis, Regional Property Manager, KMG Prestige; Adrienne Wiltzer, Princeton Properties


Thursday, March 1, 6:30 pm, Douglass Community Association, 1000 W Paterson

The Eviction Process in Kalamazoo 

What does it look like? Who are the key players? How would some of the stories told in Evicted play out in Kalamazoo? What resources/services are available?
Participants: Karen B. Hencken, Hencken Process Service LLC; Rachel Suhrbier, Legal Aid of Western Michigan; and Jennifer Welles, Housing Manager, HRI


Thursday, March 8, 7 pm, Kalamazoo Public Library, 315 S Rose St

Tenants and Landlords: Their Rights and Responsibilities 

Learn about the laws and expectations that guide tenants and landlords in our community, in this joint presentation by the City of Kalamazoo and Legal Aid of Western Michigan.
Moderated by Judge Tiffany Ankley


Tuesday, March 13, 7 pm, Kalamazoo Loaves and Fishes, 901 Portage St

Homelessness: How it Impacts Families and Children 

Learn from local educators, service providers, and people who experienced homelessness as parents and//or children about both the immediate challenges and the long term effects of being homeless and/or surviving housing insecurity.
Co-facilitated by Monica Poucher, KPS Homeless Liaison Specialist, and Cyekeia Lee, Director of Community Collaboration, The Kalamazoo Promise


Tuesday, March 20, 7 pm, Room 128 Anna Whitten Hall, Kalamazoo Valley Community College, 202 N Rose St

Tenant Stories of Struggles and Success 

Hear from individuals who have faced eviction as they discuss their experiences and share how eviction proceedings have had a ripple effect on their lives.
Moderated by Legal Aid of Western Michigan