Community Development Advocates of Detroit

The Community Development Advocates of Detroit (CDAD), its members, and its supporters strive to serve as a catalyst for the transformation of Detroit neighborhoods. For 15 years, CDAD has served as the trade association for nonprofit, community-based development organizations in Detroit. Detroit is at a critical time in its history. Population loss, property value loss, abandonment, and the threat of a state emergency manager are some of the challenges facing Detroit neighborhoods and residents. Click here to learn about the different ways CDAD is stepping forward to answer these challenges. Through expanded membership, new community-based planning tools using the Strategic Framework model, a community development Industry Reform initiative, and public policy advocacy, CDAD is working to support neighborhood efforts to improve our communities.