kris-bradyKris Brady is the Director of Community Services at Northwest Michigan Community Action Agency in Traverse City. She represents CEDAM’s Region 2 members.

What is the history/purpose of your organization, in one sentence?

NMCAA was formed in 1974 as the Community Action Agency serving northwest lower Michigan; our mission is to facilitate the self-sufficiency of low income residents by linking them to services, resources and opportunities.

What do you do at your organization?

I am the Director of Community Services which include: housing development, weatherization and rehabilitation, community revitalization, homeless prevention, financial management and education, homebuyer and homeownership services and emergency services.

Is there anything special we should know about you or your organization?

NMCAA is the Regional Housing Assessment and Resource Agency for a 10 county area.  We are a NeighborWorks Affiliate, and recently received designation as a NeighborWorks Green Organization.  NMCAA was the Housing Counseling Agency of the Year in 2010, and recently celebrated it’s 40th Anniversary as an incorporated non-profit Community Action Agency.