Kalamazoo Homeownership Opportunity Program (KHOP)

The Land Bank and the City of Kalamazoo have partnered to offer new and newly rehabilitated homes in the following neighborhoods surrounding beautiful downtown Kalamazoo: Eastside, Edison, Fairmont, Northside, Stuart and Vine. KHOP offers these homes to income-qualified buyers and provides down payment purchase assistance. To learn more about KHOP or to view available homes, click on the Home Ownership-KHOP link above!


At no cost to you, the Land Bank is offering a unique opportunity to adopt vacant properties to maintain as your own. The possibilities are endless; whether you adopt the property to grow a vegetable garden, plant trees, make a pocket park or play area for kids, you and your neighbors will benefit!
Adopt a Lot Application (PDF)

Side Lot

Homeowners in the City of Kalamazoo with vacant Land Bank property adjacent on either side of their home will be eligible to purchase property for $20 plus minimal administration fees to expand their lot. Applicants that show plans for gardening or other improvements for the property will be given first priority. There are income eligibility requirements for some lots. The Land Bank can provide information on requirements of this program.
Side Lot Transfer Application (PDF)

Community Beautification (PDF)

Supported by: The Leadership Circle

The Kalamazoo County Land Bank Leaders are civic-minded individuals, companies, and corporations that assist the Land Bank to achieve its mission of creating vibrant neighborhoods through elimination of blight, creation of affordable housing  and homeownership opportunities, and stabilization of property values. Their contributions support ongoing work and projects. If you or your company are interested in becoming a part of the Leadership Circle, please contact us for more information at

Our thanks to:

5/3 Bank

Glas Associates

Pitsch Companies

PNC Bank

Roberts Development Group, Inc.