There's no place like home.

We invest in our region's housing needs because everyone deserves a place to call home.

Join the Movement

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DRIVING FORCE

Formed in 2016, Michigan REALTORS® Who Care, is a non-profit organization dedicated to making a positive impact on housing issues in our region.

CURRENT GOAL

To make a significant impact within our community by raising $20,000 for Open-Doors' Capital Improvement Project. 

 

JOIN US

Join the movement by making a donation, staying connected via email, and marking your calendar for our Roaring Red-Carpet Fundraiser on December 5th.

 

2019's Community Project

Michigan REALTORS® Who Care partnered has partnered with Open Doors Kalamazoo on their capital improvement project. We plan to invest $20,000 and are raising strong!

Adopt-a-Room

Now, we are looking for community supporters like you to help furnish the rooms we are remodeling. 

Simply pick the room you would like to adopt, contact a MRWC Director, and we will coordinate a date for you to deliver your donation.

Looking for other ways to participate?

MRWC Adopt a Room Booklet (1)

2019 Red-Carpet Fundraiser

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GKAR formed "Michigan REALTORS® Who Care," as a non-profit organization dedicated to making a positive impact on housing issues in our region. In 2016, we brought local Kalamazoo Veteran Scott Randolph home (Watch Scott's Story). In 2017-18, we partnered with the Eastside Gateway Project, and in 2019 our goal is to raise $20,000 by year-end for Open Doors's capital improvement project. The efforts we make united, as local REALTORS®, will make a statement to the community that we care about their housing needs and we are taking action! 

The fourth annual fundraiser will kick off at 1:45 pm on December 5th, 2019, at Zazio's inside the Radisson. Get your tickets today!

Thank You to Our Generous Sponsors!

 

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Apollo

 

Arbor Financial Credit Union

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Interested in supporting this festive fundraiser? Download Sponsorship Information (PDF).

2019 Michigan REALTORS  Who Care Donors

Meet the Board

Michigan REALTORS® Who Care

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Robin Pompey
President
Shelly Pattison
Secretary
Greg Miller
Treasurer
GKAR RE/MAX ADVANTAGE Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices MI

 

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Bill Evenboer 
Board Member
Dennis Field 
Board Member 
Linda K. Hazelhoff 
Board Member
Dan Jaqua 
Board Member
Evenboer-Walton REALTORS® Keller Williams Kalamazoo Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices MI Jaqua, REALTORS®

 

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Carl Phalin 
Board Member
Natalie Rowe 
Board Member 
Luke Schrader
Board Member
Jaqua, REALTORS® RE/MAX Advantage Keller Williams Kalamazoo

2018's Community Impact

Michigan REALTORS® Who Care partnered with the Kalamazoo County Land Bank to build eight affordable small homes in East Kalamazoo in a small "pocket" along the East Michigan corridor. 

In 2017, the Land Bank engaged with Eastside residents and stakeholders to gather input, then, a charrette was held in the fall 2017 where they gathered interested parties to help guide the project development. Construction will begin in spring 2018, with the hope that at least one home will be ready for the Parade of Homes in June 2018.

Michigan REALTORS® Who Care and the Kalamazoo County Land Bank garnered support to help bring more housing to Kalamazoo's Eastside, which has seen more and more vacant lots crop up. These small homes will be high quality, affordable to buy and maintain, and visually attractive, thus brightening this important corridor near Kalamazoo's downtown.  

As of year-end 2018, one of the eight houses has been built and sold! 

Thank You 2018 Red-Carpet Fundraiser Sponsors!

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2017's Community Impact

Michigan REALTORS® Who Care supports the Kalamazoo County Land Bank based on their great success with several projects in the Kalamazoo area. Two great examples are Marketplace and Prairie Gardens. The development of Marketplace resulted in 23 affordable homes being built and sold in the Edison neighborhood, removing blighted homes, and revitalizing the area. The Prairie Gardens Project resulted in 24 units being built for a mixed-income housing. The development removed a large blighted structure and created a community for seniors 55 years and older, with accessible and energy efficient cottage-style duplexes. 

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The proposed Eastside Neighborhood Project will also remove blighted homes, build 8 new “Tiny Homes” that will provide affordable housing and a path to homeownership. This project has the potential to be duplicated in other areas in the city or across the county.

 

Kalamazoo County Land Bank hosted a Community Charette for the Eastside Neighborhood Project on October 9th, 2017. Michigan REALTORS® Who Care expressed their support by fully funding the event. Furthermore, their initial goal for financial support is $50,000 with a stretch goal of $100,000.


2016's Community Impact

Michigan REALTORS® Who Care and Greater Kalamazoo Association of REALTORS® (GKAR), in partnership with Lowe’s Heroes and the Cpl. Christopher Kelly Willis Foundation, proudly worked to bring Scott Randolph, Vietnam Veteran of Kalamazoo, home for Christmas 2016! 

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Operation Bring Scott Home

Read Scott's Story

 

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 Shelly Pattison, Michigan REALTORS® Who Care Secretary, volunteering for Housing Resources Inc.'s Walk to End Homelessness event March 2016.

 

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Nominate a Future Project

Michigan REALTORS® Who Care is looking for your input on their next community project. Please make a suggestion for their consideration. Self-nominations are welcomed.