Project Spotlights

Battle Creek neighborhoods are improving

Battle Creek's neighborhoods have seen promising progress in recent years, and city officials are hopeful the upward trend will continue into the next decade. From code violations to property values, local neighborhoods have improved for the third consecutive year, indicating a rise out of the foreclosure...

PROJECT SPOTLIGHT: Marquette County Land Bank

Building Better Neighborhoods by Partnering with Local Schools The Marquette County Land Bank is partnering with Ishpeming High School’s Industrial Arts Program to renovate a formerly abandoned home across the street from the school. The land bank donated the property to the school last year, and...

PROJECT SPOTLIGHT: Kalamazoo County Land Bank

“Strengthening Communities through Partnership to Demolish and Remove Blight” The Kalamazoo County Land Bank is partnering with the Kalamazoo County Treasurer and local municipalities to demolish blighted structures that have been foreclosed on by the county treasurer for delinquent property taxes and are endangering neighborhoods and...