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Progress Dashboard

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

Research & Learnings

BECDD has conducted and shared various forms of local, national and international research and reports. Explore the links below to discover what we know and what we’ve learned. The CDO Database” is now being updated, with updates expected by the end of 2021.

2017 Detroit Focus Group Results

ARP Feedback to City and State May 2021 

BECDD Community Development Middle and High School Curriculum

BECDD DFC Acquisition Rehab Pilot Project Report

BECDD Recommendations on Real Estate Capacity in CDOs Recommendations to Funders

BECDD System Capitalization Report 

CDO Database

CDO Logic Model

Clearinghouse Models

Community Development Block Grant Report

Community Development Career Navigation Model

Community Development-City Partnership Opportunity List

Community Development Labor Market Research

Community Development Practitioner Competency Model

Community Development-Related Policy

The Community Reinvestment Act-An Underused Federal Resource

CRA Paper Infographic March 2021

Embedding Equitable Decision Making in How Neighborhoods are Funded FOR TEN YEAR STRATEGY

Equitable Development Research

Equity-Centered Community Development in Detroit February 2021

June 30th Zoom Webinar: Resilient Growth in Detroit’s Neighborhoods: Community Development’s Role in Preventing Racism, Displacement and Cultural Erasure

Lawrence Technological University National and International Academic Scan**

Michigan Chapter American Planning Association Municipal-Community Practices in Five US Cities Summary

Multi-Stakeholder Collaborations — A Diverse Set of Models for Diverse Contexts

Neighborhood Vitality Success Framework

Neighborhood Voice and Advocacy Framework

Neighborhood Zone Concept

Pooled Funding Collaboratives Options for Expanding Resources and Impact in Detroit’s Community Development Industry

Report on Mature Community Development Systems in Five US Cities

Roadmap To Equity : Sustainability Strategies For Detroit’s Community Development Ecosystem

Study Trip Summary

System Capitalization Task Force July 21, 2021 FINAL INTEGRATED (1)

Youth in Community Development Report on 7 CDOs Work

**Get a bound copy of the LTU Academic Scan by e‑mailing Lauren Boone at   Copies will be mailed within two weeks of your request.