urban blight

6:11 am
Fri October 17, 2014

Berrien County Seeks Grant for Demolishing Buildings

$14-million was previously used to tear down 242 run down properties
ST. JOSEPH - Berrien County is planning to seek up to $1.7 million in state grant funding to demolish run-down and abandoned buildings in Benton Harbor, among them the former Mercy Center. The state is making grants available to communities that participated in Neighborhood Stabilization Program 2, which wrapped up in 2013.
Kalamazoo neighborhoods
6:42 am
Thu August 1, 2013

Two homes and four rain gardens to be dedicated Friday in Kalamazoo neighborhood

Rain Garden on Willard Street
Credit Courtesy of Kalamazoo County Land Bank


Kalamazoo County Land Bank Executive Director Kelly Clarke says people who live near the former blighted properties helped decide what to do with the property. 

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7:54 am
Thu February 21, 2013

34 local governments to share $15-million to eliminate blight

Kalamazoo County Land Bank to receive over $900,000 as part of grants
LANSING, MI - About $15 million aimed at eliminating blight will be shared by 34 local government units and organizations across Michigan, the state announced Wednesday. The announcement is related to a partnership including the Department of Human Services, the Michigan Land Bank Fast Track Authority and the Michigan State Housing Development Authority.