urban blight

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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

Interview with Kelly Clarke


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

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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.