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Destination: Vibrant Communities 2016 Preview

Join the Community Economic Development Association of Michigan (CEDAM) and the Community Development Advocates of Detroit (CDAD) for Destination: Vibrant Communities on November 10 in Detroit. This full day of interactive workshops is designed to advance the community development industry and is relevant for all staff levels. Learn best practices, innovative ideas and engage with peers while you choose the content that best suits your interests and organization’s needs.

Read below for a preview of the session on Equitable Community ...

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CDAD Affordable Housing Brown Bag Recap: Detroit Land Bank Authority

By Danielle Weitzman, CDAD Semester in Detroit Intern

On July 21st, CDAD was joined by Amber Elliott and Charity Dean from the Detroit Land Bank Authority (DLBA) for a brown bag discussion concerning the work being done at the DLBA, their Community Partnership Program, and the ways in which community members can better interact with the Land Bank. The Detroit Land Bank is a public authority that was created to acquire, hold, manage, develop and dispose of vacant and abandoned properties ...

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CDAD June 15, 2016 Membership Meeting Recap

At the CDAD June membership meeting we were joined by the Director of Open Data Joel Howrani Heeres, the Director of the Office of Immigrant Affairs Fayrouz Saad, and three design directors from the City of Detroit Planning and Development Department Esther Yang, Steve Lewis, and Alexa Bush.
Each speaker provided great information about the changes and activities in their respective city departments and we are happy to share the presentation slides at the following links:

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CDAD Position on Public Land Disposition

The City of Detroit is experiencing an era of growth, but the efforts to revitalize Detroit have been more than 20 years in the making. The first line of revitalization starts with the neighborhoods and the members of the Community Development Advocates of Detroit (CDAD), who build communities, build parks, build homes and create neighborhoods.

Rebuilding Detroit’s neighborhoods is an opportunity to create a world-class city, inclusive of Detroit’s existing and new residents.   It empowers the community and residents to determine ...

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Detroit Community Benefits Ordinance Update

By Kathy Ralston, CDAD Fall 2015 Intern

“Agreements reached through good faith negotiation with the legal weight of an ordinance will provide assurances that promises made are promises kept.”

Grass roots community leaders are calling for an up or down vote from City Council on the proposed Detroit Community Benefits Ordinance (CBO). Speaking for the Northwest Neighborhood Community Benefits Consortium, Bill Hickey urged Council to vote on the ordinance at the September 29 regular session.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1ZomxupHNiY.

On June 30 this year, the ...

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August 2015 Membership Meeting Update – Housing & Revitalization for Detroit

Arthur Jemison, Director of Housing and Revitalization, City of Detroit

Mr. Jemison began with a brief opening statement before inviting questions from members. He and staff members are working to organize a symposium by late September to include local housing developers and community groups from around the city to gather input for the creation of a city wide housing plan. Within the next two to three weeks, he plans to present to Mayor Duggan his ideas about how the planning process ...

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August 2015 Membership Meeting Update – Welcoming Michigan

Christine Sauve, Southeast Michigan Communities Coordinator for Welcoming Michigan

 

At the August 19th CDAD membership meeting, we were pleased to have Christine Sauve present on the efforts of Welcoming Michigan at the state and local level.  Welcoming Michigan is an immigrant integration initiative launched in 2011 by Michigan Immigrant Rights Center (MIRC) as an effort to make Michigan a more welcoming receiving community for new immigrants. Welcoming Michigan partners with community-based organizations & local governments to ...

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My Wish List for Detroit

Every year my family takes a vacation to the same old place– Cedar Pointe.  It would be cool if we could just stay in the city and hangout and have a staycation in the D. However,  Detroit doesn’t have  much entertainment for residents.  There are a few interesting  attractions but not as many as there should be in a big city like this. We are in  Motown! We have the Detroit Princess Boat, Belle Isle; they are fun but they ...

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Community Land Trusts

Clarification

[In a move toward greater transparency, the Detroit Land Bank Authority (DLBA) has made information available regarding properties available for auction, property sales, rules for bidding on and purchasing properties  available financing via its website. In this article, the term ‘quasi-governmental’ as refers to an agency that is created and funded by government but operates independently.]

 

By Kathy Ralston, a CDAD Summer 2015 Intern

In the wake of the Detroit bankruptcy, there are many reasons to be optimistic for the city’s future. To the majority of ...

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My perspective on violence in our city

Adults don’t realize that young people watch everything they do—we are very perceptive. From my observation, some adults are well put together, but some just didn’t mature along with the others. I think maturity is a large part of being an adult because you have to know how to control your emotions and anger.

In the city of Detroit, we see a lot of things going and one of the biggest is violence. Violence is not a single person, but a ...

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