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Where have we been?

Where have we been?

Where are we now?

Phase 1 Phase 2 Phase 3

Phase 1 (2016)

We recruited stakeholders to analyze the problem, created a beginning set of system elements, and began considering a framework for a Detroit community development system.

Phase 2 (2017-2018)

We formed an Advisory Council, conducted extensive research resulting in a specific set of challenges and created Task Forces to respond to those challenges and develop test-projects for most of the elements.

Phase 3 (2019-2020)

Stakeholders will champion elements of the system, working closely with CDOs and GROs, by “test-piloting” project ideas:

  • Coordination of Capacity Building Services
  • Community Development Career Navigation Model
  • Neighborhood Vitality Success Framework
  • Neighborhood Voice and Advocacy Framework
  • At least two city-CDO funded partnerships

Simultaneously we will:

  • Activate the System Capitalization element
  • Establish a governance/oversight structure
  • Develop a process to resolve CDO coverage for all neighborhoods
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Thursday, October 7Wednesday, December 8

MSHDA Mod 2022 program submission window open

Part I: Agency information due November 19, 2021

Part II: Project summary due December 15, 2021

The MSHDA Mod 2022 program will be accepting funding submissions from eligible communities to utilize modular or modified technology construction in areas where there is a workforce housing need. In the 2022 competitive funding round, MSHDA will provide up to $2 million to fund ten communities to build one home up to $200,000 in residential neighborhoods. The program is intended to be a catalyst to spur additional modular/modified technology construction throughout Michigan. 

Program details and access to the MSHDA MOD submission instructions are available on the MSHDA website.  

MSDHA Neighborhood Enhancement Program (NEP) taking applications

Deadline is December 8, 2021

The NEP program will provide up to $2 million dollars in MSHDA funding statewide for activities directly tied to stabilization and enhancement of Michigan’s rural communities and urban neighborhoods.

The NEP program financially assists high-impact, innovative, neighborhood housing-oriented activities that benefit low- and moderate-income areas and residents. All components are designed to fund tangible housing-oriented activities that are: implementation ready; highly visible; impactful to the neighborhood and resident’s qualify of life; holistically/community focused; and where there is buy-in and demonstrated support within the neighborhood and community. 

Program details and instructions are available on the MSHDA website


Community Development Advocates of Detroit (CDAD) seeking TA consultants

CDAD and their partners are seeking consultants who can provide high quality individualized TA services to one or more organizations in Detroit, or TA to cohorts and groups of organizations. TA will be for Detroit community-based development organizations and resident-led groups including block clubs and neighborhood associations.

Learn more about the purpose of this project and submit a proposal.


Michigan legislature includes $2 million for Children’s Savings Accounts (CSAs) in 2021–22 Budget

On September 22, 2021, the Michigan legislature passed the almost $70 billion 2021–22 state budget with bipartisan support. In addition to community development resources for community revitalization, placemaking, and workforce development, CEDAM is excited for the State’s $2 million investment in Children’s Savings Accounts (CSAs). This first-of-its-kind investment into Michigan’s growing CSA field provides $1 million for new program development and $1 million for existing programs to improve student participation and program outcomes.

Read more about what this means for Michigan families in our latest blog post


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