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.

Get the Lead Out

A Plan of Action for Lead Poisoning Prevention & Remediation in Calhoun County, Michigan

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.


Community Plans

   -  Battle Creek Vision Plan (Updated 2015)   


Annual Report

The 2016 Planning Department Annual Report (PDF): Outlines the activities of the department as well as the boards and commissions listed.
  1. NPC Indicator Maps
  2. NPC Snapshot Presentations