Housing Solutions Board

The Housing Solutions Board (HSB) was first conceived in 2006 as part of the community’s 10 Year Plan to end homelessness based on HUD recommendations. The HSB acts as the Calhoun County Homeless Coalition’s initial and final authority as it represents the broad interests of all stakeholders whose goal is to create self-sufficient individuals and families.

The HSB has been studying options to refine and improve its capacity and ability to be more accountable, transparent and ensure alignment with the rules and objectives as identified by HUD and based on the HEARTH Act of 2009.


Chair, Lee Talmage-Executive Director, Battle Creek Housing Commission
Co-Chair, Ellen Lassiter-Collier, S.A.F.E. Place
Secretary, Anastasha Outman, The Coordinating Council Lead
Treasurer, Daniel Jones-Executive Director, Haven of Rest Ministries
Anna Moss, Legal Services of South Central Michigan
Jennifer Klempnow, PATH Services, Michigan WORKS! Southwest
Lyonel LaGrone, United Way of South Central Michigan
Jean Goodrich, Summit Pointe
Helen Guzzo, City of Battle Creek Community Development
Keith Matthews, Cool People Community Savers
Maurice Barry, Community That Cares
Rashmi Travis, Homeless Coordinator, CISD & McKinney-Vento Liaison
Robert Elchert, SHARE Center
Tiyanna Payne-HCHV Supervisor, Veterans Affairs
Whitney Wardell, Neighborhoods Inc. of Battle Creek (HARA)



HSB Minutes December 2023
HSB Minutes August 2023
HSB Minutes July 2023
HSB Minutes June 2023
HSB Minutes April 2023
HSB Minutes February 2023

HSB Minutes August 2022 Special Session
HSB Minutes July 2022
HSB Minutes June 2022
HSB Minutes May 2022
HSB Notes – No Quorum – April 2022
HSB Minutes March 2022
HSB Minutes February 2022
HSB Minutes January 2022