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Ensure Legislators Know the Impact of Your Work

The last several months have seen a whirlwind of political activity with the talk of tax reform, proposed elimination of pretty much every program that supports the work of community economic development practitioners across our great state and the discussion of elimination of nearly every safety net that we have in place to help low-...

The Next Affordable Housing Project Leaders Graduate from Real Estate Development Boot Camp 2017
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The Next Affordable Housing Project Leaders Graduate from Real Estate Development Boot Camp 2017

Twenty-two participants from differing economic development experience levels, five speakers from across the industry, four funding panel experts and a remote northern Michigan setting was the recipe for a successful Real Estate Development Boot Camp 2017. Every year the goal of Boot Camp is to equip attendees with the knowledge and skills needed to manage...

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Affordable Housing is Out of Reach in Michigan

Written by Heidi Kurnaiwan, Policy Intern There is no state, county, or city in the United States where a full-time worker earning the prevailing minimum wage could afford a modest two-bedroom apartment. Only twelve counties and one metropolitan area has a minimum wage sufficient enough to even afford a modest one-bedroom apartment. These statistics are just...

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Back to Life: Detroit’s NSO Bell Building

The Michigan Historic Preservation Network fought to revitalize the historic Bell Building in Detroit and bring it back to its glory as supportive housing and a central location for Neighborhood Service Organization

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