2024 Policy Agenda

CDAD Public Policy & Advocacy Agenda

Community Development Advocates of Detroit (CDAD) is a membership-centered organization with over 200 dues paying members. CDAD advocates for public policies and resources that advance the work of nonprofit, community-based organizations and resident-led groups 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 for residents living in Detroit.

As a trusted resource and respected advocate on policy issues, CDAD is regularly sought out by public officials, community organizations, coalitions, and the media to provide information and insights on what the needs and concerns are of our members working in and across Detroit neighborhoods.

CDAD works to achieve our policy and advocacy goals through education, facilitation, organizing, strategic partnerships, and information sharing.

2024 Policy Priorities

In 2024, CDAD (Community Development Advocates of Detroit) outlined key policy priorities aimed at addressing various aspects of housing, community development, and civic engagement in Detroit. These priorities include:

      • Affordable, sustainable housing options in all neighborhoods.
      • Increased funding for housing and community development.
      • Reforming CDBG program to aid low-income residents.
      • Preventing evictions through legal support.
      • Rectifying property tax over-assessment and ensuring fairness.
      • Equitable neighborhood development and vacant property rehabilitation.
      • Promoting civic engagement in redistricting and voter education.