"People helping people"

We exist to advocate and promote a healthier environment, job creation, financial independence, safety and neighborhood revitalization. 


Increase resident owned businesses, especially those by african americans & low income residents.

Preserve existing housing and build new housing to accomodate all resident needs

Make enjoyment of the arts, culture, and open space part of the Northside way of life

Strengthen support systems for workforce development, safety, and youth programming

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What We Do


Increase the number of resident owned businesses, particularly African American and Low Income residents.

Establish a Special Service Area (SSA) known as the Northside Cultural Business District.

Organize business and other resources to create jobs for youth and prepare them for careers in STEM.

Establish a Minority and Women Business Development Center.


Preserve existing housing and develop new housing to accommodate all levels of income and special needs

Encourage owners to reinvest in their properties

Establish partnerships with property owners to build new affordable housing

Provide intervention services for home-owners facing foreclosure, and provide financing and pre-purchase counseling for new home-owners.



Develop health and wellness programs that meet the expressed needs of the Northside neighborhood.

Involve residents from the community in Urban Gardening Programs.

Increase the number of food retail options in the northside.

Give greater access to healthy food options.

How We Do it

Northside Neighborhood Plan

Neighborhood plans are the road map to help residents  and neighborhood leaders identify  where the neigborhoods should go in the future. The 2018 Northside Neighborhood plan has updated recommendations, goals and short term actions. 

At three community meetings residents defined immediate actions for a specific corridor area called  the Northside Cultural Business District. This plan was adopted into the   Master Plan.

Northside Cultural Business District Authority Update

The Northside Cultural Business District Authority is looking for volunteers .  Find out more at  https://northsidenacdkal.org/news/f/attention-northside-residents-business-and-property-owners Download the application below and return to the Northside Association for Community Development.

Contact us

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We love our community, so feel free to visit during normal business hours

Monday-thursday 9:00am to 3:00pm    

Closed  friday 

Northside Association for Community Development

612 North Park Street, Kalamazoo, Michigan 49007, United States

Phone: (269) 344-5490 Email: nacd@sbcglobal.net



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