A recent feature in Strong Towns discusses how Kalamazoo is utilizing Pre-Permitted Housing Plans to address blight.

Following an innovative expansion upon a neighboring community’s concept of pre-approved plans they embarked on a proof of concept, partnering with a local nonprofit, Kalamazoo Neighborhood Housing Services (KNHS).

In discussing the success of the program, the article discusses various factors including being proactive and hands-on, have strong community engagement, along with being aware of some challenges.

To view the article, please click here.