Anthony Introduces Resolution to Promote Child Savings Accounts
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Anthony Introduces Resolution to Promote Child Savings Accounts

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Friday, Dec. 21, 2018 Contact: Rep. Sarah Anthony Phone: (517) 373-0826 Legislator hopes to increase the awareness of the benefits of CSAs LANSING — State Rep. Sarah Anthony (D-Lansing) introduced House Resolution 479 today, which designates December 21 as Children’s Savings Account Awareness Day. Children’s Savings Accounts (CSAs) offer several benefits for families, including the...

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Community Development Fellows Add Capacity to Nine Rising Tide Communities

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 6, 2018 Contact: Sarah Teater, Community Development Fellowship Coordinator, CEDAM 517.485.3588 ext. 1949 | teater@cedamichigan.org Community Development Fellows Add Capacity to Nine Rising Tide Communities Fellows will bring stakeholders together to implement transformational projects LANSING, MI—This week, nine Rising Tide communities welcome a fellow to add capacity in their community. Over...

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Payday Lenders Strip a Half Billion Dollars in Five Years from Vulnerable Michiganders

New research reveals disproportionate concentration of payday lenders in Michigan rural and low-income neighborhoods and communities of color For Immediate ReleaseSeptember 11, 2018 Contact: Jessica AcMoody, Senior Policy Specialist, CEDAM517.485.3588 ext. 1944 | acmoody@cedamichigan.org DURHAM, N.C. — Payday lenders have targeted vulnerable Michigan communities, disproportionately locating their stores in communities of color, rural areas and...

Introducing New CEDAM Team Member Sarah Teater, Project Rising Tide Fellowship Coordinator
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Introducing New CEDAM Team Member Sarah Teater, Project Rising Tide Fellowship Coordinator

By Camille Allen, junior communications associate CEDAM is excited to welcome Project Rising Tide (PRT) Fellowship Coordinator Sarah Teater to the team! PRT is a Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) program designed to provide at-risk communities with the tools they need to attract business investment and create a sustainable economic development framework. In each Rising...

CEDAM to Administer the Project Rising Tide Fellowship Program
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CEDAM to Administer the Project Rising Tide Fellowship Program

CEDAM will work with fellows across 10 MEDC Rising Tide communities to help build successful communities Lansing, MI—The Community Economic Development Association of Michigan (CEDAM) is pleased to announce that the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) has awarded CEDAM a grant to administer the Project Rising Tide Fellowship Program. The Project Rising Tide Fellowship Program...

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CEDAM’s 2018-19 Executive Committee Board Members Announced

Lansing, MI – The Community Economic Development Association of Michigan (CEDAM) is pleased to announce its 2018-19 executive committee board members Glenn Wilson (president), Kirsten Elliott (vice president), Al Martin (treasurer) and Dennis West (secretary). Elliott and Martin are new to the executive committee, while Wilson returns as president and West returns as secretary. “I...

Rental Rates are Out of Reach for Michigan Residents
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Rental Rates are Out of Reach for Michigan Residents

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 13, 2018 Contact: Jessica AcMoody, Senior Policy Specialist, CEDAM 517.485.3588 | acmoody@cedamichigan.org Contact: Eric Hufnagel, Executive Director, Michigan Coalition Against Homelessness 517.853.3885 | ehufnagel@mihomeless.org Rental Rates are Out of Reach for Michigan Residents Michiganders must earn $16.25 per hour to afford a Fair Market Rent two-bedroom apartment ­ Lansing, MI—In order to afford...

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CEDAM Elects New Board of Directors for 2018-2019

Lansing, MI – The Community Economic Development Association of Michigan (CEDAM) is pleased to announce at-large members Allan Martin, president of Hart House Bed and Breakfast, Charlotte Smith, deputy director for LISC-Michigan Statewide, incumbent Mikki Droste, executive director of Capital Area Housing Partnership and Region One Director, Michelle LaJoie, executive director of Community Action Alger...

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Consumers Energy to Help Rural Communities Choose Their Own Destinies

Consumers Energy to Help Rural Communities Choose Their Own Destinies Grants for Rural Community Assessments Allow for Future Planning LANSING, MI—Rural Community Assessments, facilitated by the Michigan Rural Council (MRC), help rural communities evaluate their community assets and empower them with the tools needed to plan for the future. We are pleased to announce that Consumers...

2017 CEDAM Press Releases
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2017 CEDAM Press Releases

Eighty-seven Michigan Organizations Sign Letter Opposing Payday Lending Bills, October 4, 2017. Show Me the Money Day Connects Michigan Residents

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