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Posted on: December 5, 2019

OCED Participates in Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week

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Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week is an annual, nationwide program where organizations and advocates draw attention to the problems of hunger and homelessness in communities across the country. This year, the Shelter Associ...

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Posted on: November 22, 2019

Washtenaw County Brownfield Authority Releases 2018 Annual Report

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Last month, the Washtenaw County Brownfield Authority (WCBRA) released its 2018 Annual Report. The report detailed over 65 million dollars in private investment and substantial environmental remediation and public infrastructure investme...

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Community & Economic Development - News
Posted on: November 7, 2019

Washtenaw County Announces Winter Shelter and Warming Centers

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Starting Monday, November 11th, 2019, any individuals seeking emergency shelter during the upcoming cold winter months can find a safe and warm place to sleep each night at the Delonis Center (312 W Huron St, Ann Arbor, MI 48103) and&...

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Posted on: October 30, 2019

Community Members Identify and Prioritize New Housing and Public Infrastructure Projects

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The Washtenaw County Office of Community and Economic Development and the City of Ypsilanti hosted a series of meetings with residents who live in the neighborhood located south of W. Michigan Avenue in Ypsilan...

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Community & Economic Development - News
Posted on: October 28, 2019

OCED Partners with United Way to Explore Financial Empowerment for Residents

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Earlier this month, Washtenaw County was announced as part of a new cohort of communities receiving grants to explore the feasibility of launching Financial Empowerment Centers in their communities through the Cities for Financi...

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Community & Economic Development - News
Posted on: October 7, 2019

OCED Releases 2018 Annual Report

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We’re proud of the broad reach of OCED throughout the County. In 2018, the Foster Grandparent Program celebrated it’s 50th anniversary in Washtenaw County, the ADA ramp program for low-income homeowners was back in action, more progress was made in making...

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Posted on: September 3, 2019

OCED Celebrates Summer19 Youth Employment Program

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On Thursday, August 22nd, OCED joined Michigan Works! and the University of Michigan to celebrate another successful year of our joint youth summer employment program. Summer19 is an annual program that connects youth to summer employment opportunities wi...

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Community & Economic Development - News
Posted on: August 30, 2019

OCED Helps Bring Community Together at Parkridge SummerFest & Joe Dulin Community Day

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The sun was out and so was the neighborhood for this year’s Parkridge SummerFest & Joe Dulin Community Day. Over a thousand residents joined us in Parkridge Park to listen to local musicians, eat great food, and learn about community resources on Aug....

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