Special Reports

Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing Choice

Regardless of the Community Development program, or the source of funds, the city must promote fair housing for all.  Fair Housing laws protect everyone from discrimination in the sale or rental of housing on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, familial status, age, marital status, disability, or sexual orientation/gender identity.  The City of Battle Creek has contracted with the Fair Housing Center of Southwest Michigan to conduct fair housing testing. For more information, visit the Fair Housing Center of Southwest Michigan website.

Citizen Participation Plan

The Citizen Participation Plan describes how the City will engage citizens in the planning process for the Consolidated Plan, Annual Action Plan and CAPER.

Public Engagement Reports

Public survey results from 10 public meetings and 50 consultations with community leaders during the Consolidated Plan process.

Housing Studies

Comprehensive Housing Studies evaluate Battle Creek’s housing market conditions and characteristics and make recommendations for future housing development.

Downtown Plans

   -  Downtown Transformation Plan (2010)
   -  Downtown Development Authority TIF Plan (1987)

Community Plans

   -  Battle Creek Vision Plan (Updated 2015)