Empowering Michigan communities: Immediate and long-term policy responses to COVID-19
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Empowering Michigan communities: Immediate and long-term policy responses to COVID-19

We’ve seen the many ways that the COVID-19 pandemic has affected and altered our daily lives and business as we know it. The crisis is exposing the weaknesses in our social safety net like never before—and financially vulnerable households that were living paycheck-to-paycheck before the pandemic are especially at risk. There are immediate and long-term...

Ten Michigan Communities Selected to Host a Community Development Fellow
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Ten Michigan Communities Selected to Host a Community Development Fellow

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 7, 2020                               Contact: Sarah Teater, Program Manager, CEDAM (517) 485-2588 ext. 1949 | teater@cedamichigan.org Fellows will expand organizational capacity, increase local collaboration, and remove barriers to development. Lansing, MI—The Community Economic Development Association of Michigan (CEDAM)...

Stimulus checks: Making sure low income households receive an economic impact payment
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Stimulus checks: Making sure low income households receive an economic impact payment

By now you have probably heard that the federal government, as part of their Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act, plans to disburse economic impact payments (sometimes referred to as stimulus checks) to provide financial relief to individuals and families during the COVID-19 pandemic. However, requirements laid out by the federal government to receive...

Statement from CEDAM Executive Director Luke Forrest on Executive Order 2020-19 halting evictions through April 17
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Statement from CEDAM Executive Director Luke Forrest on Executive Order 2020-19 halting evictions through April 17

Lansing, MI—The COVID-19 pandemic is creating many challenges for Michigan residents and businesses. The executive order signed Friday, March 20 by Governor Whitmer halting evictions through April 17, 2020 was an important measure to protect Michigan’s most vulnerable residents. This order, in addition to the previous order extending the tax foreclosure deadline, will help ensure...