Mission and Vision

Core Values


We embody fairness, professionalism, transparency and respect in every interaction.


We are committed to elevating community voice and leadership in all stages of community development.


We make decisions based on the careful analysis of data.


The Land Bank acknowledges systemic racism as a context for its work. We are intentionally identifying disparate impact and disproportionality in all areas of our work, while maintaining anti-racist practices and delivering equity.


We emphasize action, achievement and results.

Our Mission

The mission of the Kalamazoo County Land Bank is to create vibrant communities through the elimination of blighted properties, creation of affordable housing opportunities, and the stabilization of property values

Our Vision

For all of Kalamazoo’s neighborhoods and County municipalities to be defined by economic stability, quality of life for residents and an absence of blight

Our Strategies


We’re working to identify appropriate new uses for obsolete, damaged, underutilized, and fragmented assets in the community


We’re supporting the restoration or adaptation of a property’s use through redevelopment and partnerships

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We seek to reconnect obsolete, damaged, and underutilized properties with the block, neighborhood and community