CEDAM Awards 2021 Gene Kuthy Award to Robert Donohue Jr. of the Michigan Downtown Association
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CEDAM Awards 2021 Gene Kuthy Award to Robert Donohue Jr. of the Michigan Downtown Association

The Gene Kuthy Award honors an exemplary board member serving at a community development organization in Michigan September 14, 2021—The Community Economic Development Association of Michigan (CEDAM) is pleased to announce our 2021 Gene Kuthy Award winner, Robert (Bob) Donohue Jr. Bob serves on the Board of Directors for the Michigan Downtown Association (MDA). “Like...

CEDAM Awards 2021 Leader of the Year Award to Chanell Scott Contreras of ProsperUs
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CEDAM Awards 2021 Leader of the Year Award to Chanell Scott Contreras of ProsperUs

The Leader of the Year Award honors an exemplary CEDAM member engaged in innovative and impactful programming  September 15, 2021—The Community Economic Development Association of Michigan (CEDAM) is pleased to announce our 2021 Leader of the Year winner, Chanell Scott Contreras. Chanell serves as the executive director of ProsperUS, one of the first Black-led Community...

CEDAM to spotlight the impact of Children’s Savings Accounts  on generational wealth
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CEDAM to spotlight the impact of Children’s Savings Accounts on generational wealth

The organization’s July 12 webinar will host a state representative and foundation leader to discuss firsthand experience with Children’s Savings Account programs in Michigan. LANSING — The Community Economic Development Association of Michigan (CEDAM) will highlight a groundbreaking savings program to close the wealth gap on July 12 as part of their Summer of CEDAM...

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 May 20, 2021 Contact: Madeleine March-Meenagh Interim Program Manager, CEDAM madeleine@cedamichigan.org 517.485.3588 ext. 1943 Fellows will expand organizational capacity, increase local collaboration, and remove barriers to development.  Lansing, MI— The Community Economic Development Association of Michigan (CEDAM) is excited to announce the ten communities chosen to host a community development fellow for...

Governor Whitmer’s Budget Proposal Includes funding for key community economic development initiatives
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Governor Whitmer’s Budget Proposal Includes funding for key community economic development initiatives

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  February 11, 2021 Whitmer’s budget recommendations include $2 million for Children’s Savings Accounts (CSA) programs and $10 million for the Michigan Housing and Community Development Fund (MHCDF) LANSING, MI—Governor Whitmer’s budget proposal released today includes appropriations for key community economic development initiatives. The proposal includes $2 million for Children’s Savings Accounts (CSA)...

CEDAM Receives Consumers Energy Foundation Grant
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CEDAM Receives Consumers Energy Foundation Grant

$100,000 grant helps expand service delivery to support low-income and vulnerable Michiganders during COVID-19 Lansing, MI – CEDAM (Community Economic Development Association of Michigan) has received a $100,000 grant from the Consumers Energy Foundation supporting CEDAM’s financial empowerment and asset building programs. These programs create barrier-free access to resources and education to help low- to...

Housing is Out of Reach in Michigan for Low-Wage Workers
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Housing is Out of Reach in Michigan for Low-Wage Workers

Michiganders earning minimum wage must work 57 hours per week to afford a one-bedroom rental home Michigan, July 14—The National Low Income Housing Coalition released their latest Out of Reach report, highlighting the significant gap between renters’ wages and the cost of rental housing across the United States. Low wages, wage disparities, racial inequalities, and...

Payday Lending Expansion Bill Passes in the Michigan House 
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Payday Lending Expansion Bill Passes in the Michigan House 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                May 27, 2020 Contact: Jessica AcMoody Policy Director, CEDAM acmoody@cedamichigan.org (517) 231-6139 Payday Lending Expansion Bill Passes in the Michigan House  The proposed legislation could result in borrowers owing more than $4,000 on a $2,500 loan LANSING— Today the Michigan House of Representatives approved House...

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)...