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Posted on: September 2, 2022

Washtenaw County OCED Served Thousands of Residents, Distributed Millions of Dollars in Household Su

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As the pandemic continued through 2021, the Washtenaw County Office of Community and Economic Development (OCED) continued to address the needs of the community and ensure residents had access to emergency food and shelter, financial support for rental an...

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Posted on: August 30, 2022

FY2023 Community Action Plan Community Services Block Grant

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The Community Action Plan (CAP) serves as a roadmap demonstrating how Community Services Block Grant (CSBG) eligible entities plan to deliver CSBG services. The CAP identifies and assesses poverty related needs and resources in the community and establish...

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Community & Economic Development - News
Posted on: July 21, 2022

Listening Session on Housing Access for Washtenaw County (HAWC)

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Housing Access for Washtenaw County (HAWC) is the main way residents can get in touch with housing & homelessness services. HAWC administers intakes and assessments and refers people for services as appropriate and available. We want to hear about you...

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Posted on: July 21, 2022

Community Dialogues on Funding Opportunity to Address Unsheltered Homelessness

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The U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development (HUD) released a new funding opportunity to address unsheltered homelessness. 

These meetings will cover:

  • Overview of the Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO)
  • Data presentation to understand com...
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Posted on: June 15, 2022

Beat the heat this summer at these Washtenaw County cooling sites!

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As temperatures rise, locations listed below are available to the public to escape the heat and stay cool.
During extreme heat, stay indoors as much as possible and limit exposure to the sun. See more hot weather safety tips from Washtenaw County Health De...
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Community & Economic Development - News
Posted on: May 31, 2022

Foster Grandparent Program Recruiting Volunteers, Ages 55+

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Washtenaw County’s Foster Grandparent Program (FGP) is currently recruiting income-eligible individuals, ages 55 years or older, for a rewarding opportunity to provide educational support and mentorship to youth in local schools, daycare setting...

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Community & Economic Development - News
Posted on: March 18, 2022

CANCELED: April 20th Public Hearing on Washtenaw Urban County Draft 2022 Annual Action Plan

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3RD PUBLIC HEARING CANCELED  
Since the Washtenaw County Board of Commissioners' meeting on Wednesday, April 20 has been canceled, the 3rd Public hearing for the Draft 2022 Urban County Action Plan (on the agenda) has also been canceled.

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Community & Economic Development - News
Posted on: April 6, 2022

Request for Community Reviewers - New Human Services Partnership

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Washtenaw County, the City of Ann Arbor and the Washtenaw Urban County have worked diligently to develop the New Human Services Partnership, replacing Coordinated Funding of Human Services.  The renewed focus of the Partnership is to incorporate ...

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Community & Economic Development - News
Posted on: April 1, 2022

Barrier Busters: 20 Years of Service to Community in 2021 - Provided $530K in Emergent Needs

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As the economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic continued through 2021, the Barrier Busters Network responded to individual crisis by providing emergency assistance to residents across Washtenaw County. A comprehensive summary of the group’s co...

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Community & Economic Development - News
Posted on: March 18, 2022

Public Hearings on Washtenaw Urban County Draft 2022 Program Year Annual Action Plan

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NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARINGS & COMMENT PERIOD

Public Hearings on Washtenaw Urban County Draft 2022 Program Year Annual Action Plan

 

Pursuant to U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development regulations, notice is hereby given by the Washtenaw...

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Community & Economic Development - News
Posted on: February 25, 2022

City of A2 Housing & Human Services Advisory Board (HHSAB) hosts Affordable Housing Ed Series

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The City of Ann Arbor's Housing and Human Services Advisory Board (HHSAB) is hosting an Affordable Housing Educational Series. This 7 session series will be part of the HHSAB's regular meetings on the 2nd Thursday of the month.

This 7-session series will f...

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Community & Economic Development - News
Posted on: February 22, 2022

SUMMERWORKS YOUTH EMPLOYMENT PROGRAM BUILDS LIFE-LONG NETWORKS & CAREERS

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Washtenaw County, MI., February 2022 - The ten-week summer employment and mentorship program, SummerWorks, has paired more than 85 local businesses with more than 380 young adult interns in our community (ages 16-24) since its inception in 2016. ...

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Posted on: February 4, 2022

PUBLIC NOTICE: EXTENDED PUBLIC COMMENT PERIODS & RESCHEDULED PUBLIC HEARINGS

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PUBLIC NOTICES: EXTENDED PUBLIC COMMENT PERIODS & RESCHEDULED PUBLIC HEARINGS

 

Notice #1: Needs Assessment for Washtenaw Urban County 2022-23 Action Plan

Pursuant to U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development regulations, notice is here...

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Community & Economic Development - News
Posted on: December 13, 2021

Barrier Busters Network Continues to Assist with Emergent Needs, 3rd Quarter Report Available Now

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The Barrier Busters 3rd Quarter Report provides information about the type of funding requests distributed to Washtenaw County residents from July 1 - September 30, 2021. Highlights include: 

  • 45.3% of total requests in the third quarter assisted u...
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Posted on: August 3, 2021

New Human Services Partnership to Replace Coordinated Funding

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Washtenaw County and the City of Ann Arbor are working together in coordination with other local funding agencies to develop a New Human Services Partnership to replace Washtenaw Coordinated Funding.

The New partnership will focus investments in efforts to...

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Community & Economic Development - News
Posted on: July 20, 2021

UPDATED: Flood Resources Available for Washtenaw County Residents

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UPDATE: The deadline for survivors for the June 25-26 severe storms and flooding to register with FEMA for individual disaster assistance has been extended to Wednesday, October 13, 2021. 

The extension applies to survivors living in Wayne and Was...

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Posted on: July 13, 2021

Rental, Utility, and Internet Assistance Available as Eviction Moratorium Nears Expiration

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Rental and utility relief assistance funds are available now! Learn more here.

The Federal CDC Eviction Moratorium will end on July 31, but assistance funds are available to help qualifying households in Washtenaw County who continue to face pande...

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Community & Economic Development - News
Posted on: July 8, 2021

Barrier Busters Unmet Needs Fund Continues to Support Residents Impacted by the Pandemic

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A summary report from the Washtenaw County Office of Community and Economic Development (OCED) shows financial assistance requests made during the first quarter of 2021 (January through March 2021) to the Barrier Buster Unmet Needs Fund continued...

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Community & Economic Development - News
Posted on: June 15, 2021

Brownfield Redevelopment Authority Releases Bi-Annual Report

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Washtenaw County Brownfield Redevelopment Authority (WCBRA) recently released the program’s bi-annual report. The report includes information about activities, grant programs, and financial data from 2019 and 2020. 

Highlights from the r...

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Community & Economic Development - News
Posted on: December 8, 2020

Financial Assistance Requests Remain Higher than Average as the Impact of COVID-19 Continues

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The Washtenaw County Office of Community and Economic Development (OCED) recently released updated Barrier Busters COVID-19 response summary reports. These summary reports detail Barrier Busters activities between July 1 and September 30. During that time...

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Posted on: November 24, 2020

Washtenaw County OCED Releases New Report on Activities from January 2019 Through August 2020

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The Washtenaw County Office Community and Economic Development (OCED) released a report detailing activities from January 2019 through August 2020. The report includes a summary of programs, initiatives, and&am...

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Community & Economic Development - News
Posted on: February 4, 2022

PUBLIC NOTICE: EXTENDED PUBLIC COMMENT PERIODS & RESCHEDULED PUBLIC HEARINGS

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PUBLIC NOTICES: EXTENDED PUBLIC COMMENT PERIODS & RESCHEDULED PUBLIC HEARINGS

 

Notice #1: Needs Assessment for Washtenaw Urban County 2022-23 Action Plan

Pursuant to U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development regulations, notice is here...

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Community & Economic Development - Public Notices
Posted on: February 25, 2022

City of A2 Housing & Human Services Advisory Board (HHSAB) hosts Affordable Housing Ed Series

AH Ed Series - News Flash

The City of Ann Arbor's Housing and Human Services Advisory Board (HHSAB) is hosting an Affordable Housing Educational Series. This 7 session series will be part of the HHSAB's regular meetings on the 2nd Thursday of the month.

This 7-session series will f...

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