Public policies that lead to residential segregation and separation in housing are often responsible for concentrated poverty in neighborhoods. Our public policy agenda focuses strategically on expanding access to housing and mitigating factors that lead to eviction. We envision a society in which social institutions, neighborhoods, civic lives, politics and recreational spaces reflect the diversity of its residents. Our desire is for community members to have real choices about where they live. Every person in Kalamazoo needs access to safe, secure and stable housing.

Learn more about our priorities in housing advocacy.

  • All municipalities in Kalamazoo County should adopt a housing equity ordinance to ensure renters have equal protection when seeking housing. This ordinance should be enforced in earnest.
  • Municipalities in Kalamazoo County should create an array of emergency housing and temporary affordable housing options to support community members who need safe and reliable housing.

  • Michigan must pass legislation with the intent to reduce the number of evictions.