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2015 People & Places Community Conference

Orginally posted via the CEDAM Blog

CDAD and CEDAM’s national partner NACEDA, along with several other organizations, hosted the People & Places Conference in Washington D.C. March 4-6 bringing together community-based organizations from every corner of the country to showcase the effectiveness, resolve and passion of those working daily to improve lives in America’s most challenged neighborhoods. This was an opportunity to share what’s working in your community, inspire one another and raise your voice ...

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CDAD Comments on Qualified Allocation Plan Draft

The Michigan State Housing Development Authority (MSHDA) is in the final stages of developing its Qualified Allocation Plan for 2013 and 2014.  The QAP includes a number of changes, and CDAD invited its members to help respond to MSHDA’s invitations for comment to ensure that these changes don’t make affordable housing development projects in Detroit more difficult.

You can find information on the recent draft and MSHDA’s process of incorporating stakeholder feedback here.

And you can download the written comment that ...

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A Plan for Detroit Neighborhoods to Help Themselves

A Plan for Detroit Neighborhoods to Help Themselves

CDAD is a member of a citywide coalition that is lobbying for a new tool for Detroit neighborhoods.  A “Neighborhood Benefits District” allows neighborhoods to choose to collect funds from property owners within that neighborhood to supplement services our government is struggling to provide: security, snow removal and mosquito abatement.  An NBD would have to be approved by 51% of property owners in the district in order to be created.

On Tuesday, the coalition’s representatives made a presentation to City Council ...

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CDBG/NOF Recommendations from City Planning Council

The Detroit City Planning Council issued recommendations regarding the allocation of Community Development Block Grant/Neighborhood Opportunity Fund (CDBG/NOF) funds for 2012-2013, which have been discussed in hearings this week.  A vote is scheduled for 2:00 p.m. tomorrow (Friday, April 27).

While a final list of recommendations (to be voted on tomorrow) has not been made available, CDAD was informed by CPC that, for the most part, the vote will largely follow the recommendations made on April 13.  To see which organizations ...

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Announcing Spring Regional Caucus Meetings

CDAD hosts quarterly “Regional Caucus Meetings” to empower community development organizations and neighborhood groups by fostering geographically based collaboration, information sharing, and improved access to resources and services.

As of 2012, CDAD has expanded its scope and vision to include neighborhood associations and block clubs as voting members with full membership benefits.  To this end, the spring caucus meetings are designed to formally introduce CDAD to local neighborhood associations, block clubs, and CB patrols; to discuss priorities and goals for neighborhoods ...

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CDAD Neighborhood Opportunity Breakfast

Please join CDAD and Detroit’s community development organizations, neighborhood associations, block clubs and service providers for CDAD’s Neighborhood Opportunity Breakfast. Guest speakers and resource tables will provide local leaders and community organizations with some of the City’s most valuable tools to help strengthen neighborhoods. Speakers to include:

  • Steve Tobocman, Interim CDAD Director
  • Charles Pugh, Detroit City Council President
  • Robert Anderson, Detroit City Planning and Development Director.

As noted above, this free event will be held at Second Ebenezer Church, 14601 Dequindre. Please contact Sloan ...

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City Council Picks Option 3

Unfortunately, on February 16, 2012, City Council passed Option 3 as the official City Council District Map. CDAD is disappointed that they did not heed the voices of community advocates around the city who clearly preferred a neighborhood-based solution. Click here to find data on Option 3.  CDAD is currently exploring whether there is any basis to challenge the Option 3 decision.

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Advocating for Option 5P

CDAD is tracking several policy issues, including the Detroit City Council district mapping process. Today, CDAD sent the following statement to Detroit City Council members and the editor of the Detroit Free Press about its position supporting Data Driven Detroit’s “Option 5p” for Council Districts. Click here for more information about the map.

STATEMENT:
On February 1, 2012, Community Development Advocates of Detroit (CDAD), the trade association for community development organizations and neighborhood groups in Detroit, released a statement regarding ...

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Interested in Becoming a CDAD Member?

CDAD is hoping to grow its membership this year, and will be conducting significant outreach to neighborhood-based groups this winter and spring.  Are you interested in learning more about member benefits and what we have planned?  You can find the basics about membership here–but we’d also love to hear from you.  Please contact us to make an appointment for CDAD to meet with your organization, or join us at one of our upcoming general membership meetings.

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We’re on Twitter!

Are you?  Please follow along for all the news from CDAD, including information about trainings and advocacy opportunities.

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