Land Bank Partners with Habitat for Humanity in Washington Heights Neighborhood of Battle Creek

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Tuesday, July 12, 2022

Land Bank Partners with Habitat for Humanity in Washington Heights Neighborhood of Battle Creek


The Calhoun County Land Bank Authority (CCLBA) and the Battle Creek Area Habitat for Humanity are together again, partnering on the rehabilitation of 47 Hubbard St, in Battle Creek. This house and an adjacent lot were sold to Habitat in November 2021 for $12,000.

“We work with partners whenever we can. Right now, we have a lot of activity in the Washington Heights neighborhood, seeking to increase housing opportunities on Land Bank sites. We share many goals with Habitat for Humanity including rehabbing homes and removing barriers to home ownership in our community,” said CCLBA Executive Director Krista Trout-Edwards.

This project home is 1,700 square feet and was first abated for hazardous materials before work began. The home will be energy efficient with four bedrooms, two baths, and an expected completion in Spring of 2023. Qualified buyers have the possibility of a low down-payment and interest rate. As a part of Habitat for Humanity’s program, buyers must also invest 200 hours of sweat equity by working side by side with Habitat’s volunteers. People interested in buying this home should contact Kaylynn Linsley at 269-419-2859 or

“Habitat is excited about this project and the continued relationship with the Land Bank, and we are looking for a low/moderate-income family to match with this amazing house that will be able to accommodate a large family,” said Habitat’s Executive Director, Robert Phillips.

The Land Bank Authority’s partnership with Habitat began in 2014, and this is the 12th project the two agencies have done together. When this home is completed, it will be the third project in the Washington Heights Neighborhood in the last three years. This partnership will continue in and around Battle Creek, helping more people realize home ownership.

For information, contact
Krista Trout-Edwards, Director
Calhoun County Land Bank Authority
Phone: 269-781-0859
The Calhoun County Land Bank Authority is a separate legal authority that collaborates closely with the Calhoun County Treasurer and local municipalities to support the revitalization of communities in Calhoun County.