Public Policy

CDAD seeks to amplify the concerns of neighborhood residents….

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Placed Based Initiatives

Learn more about the Strategic Framework model for community based planning…

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Community Engagement

Get involved! CDAD’s calendar includes events for members and non-members alike…

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Our Mission

CDAD is a membership organization for community development and neighborhood improvement groups, enhancing the capacity and effectiveness of its members and Detroit residents through advocacy, training, technical assistance, information sharing, education, and facilitating common action.

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About CDAD

For almost 25 years, the Community Development Advocates of Detroit (CDAD) has served as the leading voice for Detroit’s community development industry.  With over 100 dues-paying members, CDAD advocates for public policies and resources that  advance the work of nonprofit, community-based organizations in Detroit neighborhoods who are engaged in physical development, land use planning, community organizing, and other activities designed to stabilize and revitalize the quality of life in Detroit.


Become a Member

CDAD’s membership operates on a calendar year basis–so you want to join early in the year to take full advantage of member benefits for that calendar year.

Becoming a member is simple: just complete the Member Application and send in the appropriate membership fee…

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