Publication Date

11-8-2022

Series

Upjohn Institute Technical Report No. 22-046

DOI

10.17848/tr22-046

Abstract

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.

Issue Date

July 2022

Note

Upjohn project #33006

Sponsorship

Kalamazoo County Board of Commissioners, Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC), the city of Portage, and Kalamazoo County Continuum of Care

Subject Areas

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT; Regional policy and planning; Michigan studies; Regional collaboration; Urban issues

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Citation

Adams, Lee, Gerrit Anderson, Dakota McCracken, Emily Petz, and Brian Pittelko. 2022. "Kalamazoo County Housing Plan." Upjohn Institute Technical Report No. 22-046. Kalamazoo, MI: W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research. https://doi.org/10.17848/tr22-046