2019 Action Plan and 2019-2023 Consolidated Plan Available for Public Comment

The City of Kalamazoo's pdf 2019 Action Plan (1.27 MB) and pdf 2019-2023 Consolidated Plan (2.24 MB) are available for public comment through August 23, 2019. Draft plans were originally posted in February, but due to plan revisions, an additional 30-day comment period has been opened. 

Please submit any comments or feedback to Venessa Collins-Smith, Community Investment Compliance Specialist via email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by mail to: City of Kalamazoo Community Investment, 415 Stockbridge Ave, Kalamazoo, MI. 49001, Attn: Community Development Coordinator.

To qualify for funding from the U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development, the City must have an approved Consolidated Plan and Action Plan. The Consolidated Plan identifies five-year goals for CDBG, HOME, and ESG funding and outlines the City’s strategy to address the housing and community development needs of its low and moderate income families and individuals. Action Plans are prepared each year and detail how HUD funds will be spent each year to achieve the broader goals established in the Consolidated Plan.




“City Snaps” Project Asks Residents to Share Kalamazoo Through Their Eyes


A new public art project in Kalamazoo will replace the grey paint on utility boxes with photographs of the city- all captured by members of the community.

Camera stations can be found downtown in Bronson Park and on the Kalamazoo Mall, as well as in the Vine and Edison neighborhoods. Each station includes two disposable cameras that community members are invited to use to take a photograph of the city through their own eyes. After taking a photograph, the cameras should be returned to the station for the next photographer. Once all exposures have been used, cameras may be left at the station or returned to the Kalamazoo Public Library.

Once the film is developed, the photographs will be used to wrap 10 utility boxes in the city. The first wrapped utility box can be found on the corner of Rose and Lovell Streets. It features images of the Kalamazoo Public Library. At the conclusion of the project near the end of summer, all will be included in an exhibition at the Kalamazoo Public Library.


Young Entrepreneurs Sought for First Ever Kids Market

Come and shop at the Kalamazoo Farmers Market's first ever Kids Market on Thursday, August 8 from 2 - 6pm! You'll find home-grown, hand-made, hand-produced, or re-purposed items made by folks 17 and under. You can RSVP on Facebook here: https://www.facebook.com/events/342162593142599/.  

Would you or someone you know like to be a vendor at the Kids Market? Applications are now open! Be sure to read the Rules and Expectations. Follow this link to apply: https://forms.gle/5ZxuUdL8qUnDbBYR7

The regularly scheduled Thursday afternoon market will occur during this time as well. For more information on that market, please check out its event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/353141475327588/

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