Programs

Homeownership Opportunities

Part of our mission at the Land Bank is to offer affordable homeownership opportunities in Kalamazoo.  We offer a variety of homes – some newly renovated and some that require investment. Whether you’re looking to invest in a renovation, or looking for a turn-key home, find out more about the availability and requirements by contacting the Land Bank, or search for properties here.

Adopt-A-Lot

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! Find the application here.

For other resources available to community gardens, visit the Common Ground Kalamazoo website.

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. Find the application here.

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 landbank@kalamazoolandbank.org.

Our thanks to:

5/3 Bank

Glas Associates

Pitsch Companies

PNC Bank

Roberts Development Group, Inc.