At the Community Economic Development Association of Michigan (CEDAM), we believe that community development is a primary channel to promote the highest quality of life possible for Michiganders. As a statewide membership organization, we have been championing locally-driven community and economic development efforts for more than 25 years. CEDAM supports and advocates for thriving neighborhoods, economic opportunity, equitable development, and housing security.

Our members are nonprofit affordable housing developers, Main Street organizations, Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) sites, Community Development Corporations (CDCs), Community Development Organizations (CDOs), community foundations, local governments and municipalities, as well as many other types of organizations working to ensure their communities are financially empowered, equitable, and vibrant. 

We host conferences and training events, manage programs, offer funding and capacity building opportunities, and other online resources. CEDAM is also involved in advocacy at the state and federal level, working closely on issues like the Qualified Allocation Plan (QAP), predatory lending, and more.

Read to join our network of community champions? View CEDAM’s membership types below to determine which applies to you. If you need help, feel free to contact Shawn Hunter.

Detroit CDOs and NIOs: If you are based in the city of Detroit, you are eligible for joint membership in CEDAM and our sister organization, Community Development Advocates of Detroit (CDAD). Please join CDAD directly and you will be signed up for CEDAM membership automatically. DO NOT send your dues to CEDAM. 

Thank you for your interest in CEDAM!


Shawn Hunter