A healthy housing continuum provides homes for those in a range of incomes or in different life situations. Kalamazoo County has a shortage of housing units at multiple price points. Low rates of construction, high construction costs, increased demand from a growing population, and housing costs that are increasing faster than wages have contributed to the shortage and affordability issues. Fortunately, many strategies are available to help alleviate some of the housing concerns found in the county. These strategies are most effective when community partners band together and implement them as a cohesive unit.
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Kalamazoo County Board of Commissioners, Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC), the city of Portage, Kalamazoo County Continuum of Care, and an anonymous donor
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Petz, Emily, Lee Adams, Gerrit Anderson, Dakota McCracken, and Brian Pittelko. 2022. "Kalamazoo County Housing Plan." Report prepared for the Kalamazoo County Board of Commissioners.