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Vacant v. Blighted: Buildings as Assets

By Emilie Evans – Michigan Historic Preservation Network

A prevalent narrative in Detroit is that all 80,000 of the city’s reported vacant and blighted structures should be taken down.  While not every building can or should be saved, it is important to remember that not everything that is vacant is blighted.

Blight is a pervasive word used in the not-too-distant past to justify the wholesale clearance of tens of thousands of properties across cities in the U.S. through Urban Renewal. Today, blighted ...

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NOTICE OF REQUEST FOR 2014-2015 COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT (CDBG)

The City of Detroit invites community organizations to submit proposals for projects to be funded by the 2014-2015 Community Development Block Grant/Neighborhood Opportunity Fund (CDBG/NOF) program.

All community organizations including neighborhood residents, business organizations, citizen district councils, block clubs, human service organizations, etc. who wish to participate in the development and implementation of either CDBG or NOF projects Continue Reading →

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Special Assessment District (SAD) City-Wide Coalition of Detroit

A brief outline of the SAD benefits for neighborhoods in Detroit!

Michigan Public Act 287 of 2011 § MCL 117.5i, as amended authorizes neighborhoods in Detroit to improve their individual areas by sharing the cost for enhanced crime prevention, snow removal and/or mosquito abatement services. The state law says:

“Whether or not authorized by its charter, a city with a population of more than ...

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Fourth Annual Community Development Summit – Reaching Across Boundaries

On May 14th and 15th, 2014, join community and economic development professionals, lenders, public officials, developers, planners, and others passionate about building and sustaining healthy, vibrant, and sustainable communities for the Fourth Annual Community Development Summit. With a theme of Reaching Across Boundaries, sessions and workshops will highlight cross-sector and regional collaboration in community planning, land recycling, affordable housing, transit-oriented development, and neighborhood revitalization. Quickly becoming the premier community development convening for the region, the Community Development Summit annually attracts ...

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Community Advisory Councils: Improving Resident Access to Detroit City Government

By Aaron Goodman, CDAD Community Outreach Associate

Establishment of Community Advisory Councils moving forward in City Council

At the City Council Formal Session on January 14th, 2013, Council addressed a letter sent by CDAD and its coalition partners requesting action be taken towards the establishment of the Charter-mandated Community Advisory Councils (CACs) in each council district.  City Council has referred the matter to the Planning and Economic Development Standing Committee.

 

This committee will begin the work of crafting the ordinance establishing CACs.  Throughout ...

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Community Benefits Agreements

By LaToya Morgan – CDAD Public Policy Manager & Aaron Goodman – CDAD Community Outreach Associate

 

CDAD has identified Community Benefit Agreements (CBAs) as a policy priority area.  Community Benefits Agreements are a necessary tool to facilitate thriving communities as Detroit goes through a revitalizing and rebuilding era.  CDAD supports the creation of CBA’s throughout the city where large scale change is occurring that will impact resident quality of life, and when public tax dollars are being used in new developments.  ...

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Financial Institutions Community Development Conference (FICON)

The Financial Institutions Community Development Conference (FICON) is Detroit’s premiere annual community development conference, bringing together the financial, governmental, nonprofit and private sector to problem solve, build relationships, educate and advance the cause of neighborhood community development in Detroit and the surrounding region.

Registration is FREE!

Greektown Hotel Ballroom, 1200 St. Antione, Detroit, MI 48226

Thursday, October 24, 2013; 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m.

Free Complimentary Parking at Hotel Entrance

Must Preregister by Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Alicia Miller (313)894-1030, amiller@warmtraining.org

http://reg.abcsignup.com/reg/event_page.aspx?ek=0010-0014-93826690f50e4133a34729fde9abb2c7

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CDAD Office Move

Good morning CDAD Members,

CDAD has moved its office to Suite 120 of the University of Michigan Detroit Center, located at 3663 Woodward Ave, in Detroit. At present, we are in a transitional period and may not be accessible by telephone. Nevertheless, we can still be contacted via email at info@cdad-online.org.

Thank You,

CDAD

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Financial Institutions Community Development Conference

Please join us October 18, 2012 for the fall Financial Institutions Community Development Conference. We will explore the Impact of Safety on Urban Economic and Community Development and the many great developments happening in Detroit. The conference will celebrate positive changes in Detroit and discuss ways to continue moving forward. Click here for the event flyer.

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Maximizing Small Business Banking Relationships

New Detroit’s second annual “Maximizing Small Business Banking Relationships” seminar is being held on September 26 and 28 at the ACCESS campus, 6451 Schaefer Rd., Dearborn, MI. This two part seminar will discuss financial statements as management tools and how they are utilized in the lending underwriting process. The goal is to assist participants to better utilize their financials as management tools and to assist participants in having more effective discussions (thereby enhancing their chances of success) with ...

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