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Posted on: July 7, 2020

Washtenaw County Opens Cooling Centers

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With temperatures expected to rise above 90° this week, Washtenaw County will open two (2) cooling centers beginning July 7th. Starting Tuesday morning, the atrium of the Community Mental Health building at 555 Towner St. in Ypsilanti and the Lear...

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Posted on: June 23, 2020

Substantial Amendment to Urban County Citizen Participation Plan available for comment

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Notice is hereby given by the Washtenaw County OCED that one public hearing, and a 5 day public comment period, will be held to solicit citizen input on a substantial amendment to the Citizen Participation Plan in response to the COVID-19 crisis.
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Posted on: June 16, 2020

Washtenaw County OCED Service Delivery Updates

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Washtenaw County Office of Community and Economic Development has reopened with modified service delivery.  Our physical office (415 W Michigan Ave) will remain closed to the public as employees continue to work remotely. For ge...

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Posted on: April 2, 2020

Nonprofit Agencies Receive Support From Washtenaw County and Community Partners

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Washtenaw County nonprofits are playing a major role in stepping up to provide essential services to the members of our community during the COVID-19 crisis. From helping coordinate food distribution to staffin...

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Posted on: March 13, 2020

COVID-19 Update on Essential Services

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Information regarding the spread of COVID-19, including what you should do if you feel sick or believe you have been exposed to the virus, visit washtenaw.org/3095/COVID-19

If you need information about essential services, go to our new webpage: washtenaw....

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Posted on: March 30, 2020

Washtenaw County Partners to Support Local Businesses During the COVID-19 Crisis

Small Business Emergency Relief Fund

“Just as Washtenaw County has been working hard to ensure residents have the latest public health information and access to essential services, we are committed to helping the small business community,” said Gregory Dill, Washtenaw Cou...

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Posted on: April 20, 2020

Substantial Amendment to Washtenaw Urban County 2019 Action Plan available for comment

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Notice is hereby given by the Washtenaw County Office of Community and Economic Development (OCED) that one public hearing will be held to solicit citizen input on a substantial amendment to the 2019 Annual Action Plan. The amendment is focused on additio...
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Posted on: April 8, 2020

Environmental Review for Upcoming Projects

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Hilltop View Apartments

Location: 7651 Dan Hoey Rd, Dexter, MI 48130

Developer: Avalon Housing, Inc.

  • Click here to view the Combined Notice. This notice details the finding of no significant impact on the environment and the request for the release ...
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Posted on: February 21, 2020

Washtenaw County Support New Statewide Capacity Building Initiative

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Through Washtenaw Coordinated Funders, the Office of Community and Economic Development is supporting a new initiative that will enable nonprofits to connect with talent and receive capacity-building support. &ldquo...

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Posted on: March 26, 2020

Draft Washtenaw Urban County 2020 Action Plan now available for comment

UC Action Plan Open Comment

The Action Plan describes the actions, activities and resources that will be used in Fiscal Year 2020-21 to address the priority community development and housing needs and goals identified by the 
Five-Year 2018-2022 Consolidated Plan.

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Posted on: February 11, 2020

Washtenaw County Summer Youth Employment Program Now Accepting Applications

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“Being a part of SummerWorks was awesome! My job led to an internship and the internship turned into my career!”

- 2017 SummerWorks Participant 

Are you between the ages of 16 and 24? Do you w...

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Posted on: December 16, 2019

Washtenaw County Offers Funding for Census Outreach Projects

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As the country prepares for Census 2020, Washtenaw County is working to reach out to groups that have been historically undercounted, such as college students, children, people of color, low-income individuals, and more. Given the importance of the Decenn...

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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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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

Parkridge Community Input Session

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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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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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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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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