The mission of the Kalamazoo County Land Bank is to take tax-foreclosed, blighted, and underutilized properties and get them back to active use, back on tax rolls, and transform them into neighborhood assets. 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 is 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.
Congratulations to Gregory Shelton of Grand Unique Laundry for receiving his first loan through Northern Initiatives. With help from his SCORE mentor, Cheri Bales, Gregory did a fantastic job on developing his business plan and showing real entrepreneurial spirit. We wish you much success, and look forward to your upward movement. You are a wonderful role model.