What is the Capacity Building System?

CDAD and our partners have developed a centralized capacity building and technical assistance (TA) referral tool for all organizations engaged in community development work in Detroit— including community development organizations (CDOs) and community-based organizations such as block clubs and neighborhood associations.

 We believe that with improved capacity and stronger operations, CDOs and other neighborhood-based organizations will be better able to meet their missions, complete affordable housing development projects and engage successfully in other community-development work.

The tool is currently in its pilot phase and is intended to support several different TA and capacity building initiatives in Detroit. The referral system is designed to be a permanent entity where all community development TA and capacity building needs are able to be met by a pool of vetted TA providers that will be made available to community development organizations and neighborhood-based groups.