Op-Eds and Other News Items


(11/7/2017) The Detroit News - Column: Stable housing benefits health

(8/29/2017) The Detroit News - Empty storefronts repurposed as affordable housing

(8/27/2017) Crain's Detroit Business - Letter: Ballmer Group plan is welcome news

(1/20/2017) Grand Rapids Business Journal - Partnership bringing needed workers to construction industry

(9/27/2016) The Detroit News - Why Michigan can’t turn its back on child care

(7/14/2016) The Times Herald - Dangerous bill would take food away from needy kids

(5/22/2016) The Detroit News - Energy Program's Renewal Promotes Self-Sufficiency

(12/10/2015) Holland Sentinel - My Take: Don't block path out of poverty

(9/14/2015) Crain's Detroit Business - Fate of Child Nutrition Act Determines Kids' Food, Futures

(6/24/2015) Lansing State Journal - Kate Birnbryer-White: Utilities should fund low-income energy assistance

Other News

(7/12/2018) WZZM 13 - Ottawa Hills football team fights hunger - (KCCA)

(7/12/2018) UPMatters.com - Menominee-Delta-Schoolcraft Community Action Agency: Senior Services ballot issue - (MDSCAA)

(6/19/2018) The Monroe News - St. Joseph Food Closet closing (MCOP)

(6/18/2018) UPMatters.com - Board member sought to represent Schoolcraft Co. with Community Action Agency (MDSCAA)

(6/12/2018) Macomb Daily - Sun shines for Senior Fun Festival at Jimmy John's Field - (Macomb)

(6/11/2018) Macomb Community Action Senior Fun Festival to be held at Jimmy John's Field - (Macomb)

(5/25/2018) Mining Journal - Michelle JaJoie named executive director of CAAM (CAAM)

(5/24/2018) The News Herald - DTE providing utility payment assistance for low-income families (WMCAA)

(5/16/2018) News Advocate - FiveCAP holding garden workshop May 24 (FiveCAP)

(5/14/2018) CUInsight - Genisys Credit Union donates $36,000 to OLHSA (OLHSA)

(5/08/2018) Macomb Daily News - Volunteers drive the success of Macomb County's Meals on Wheels program (Macomb)

(5/06/2018) News Advocate - FiveCAP celebrates another successful tax preparation season (FiveCAP)

(5/03/2018) MINews26 - NMCAA Assistance Programs (NMCAA)

(4/26/2018) Hillsdale Daily - Service to community recognized (CAAJHL)

(4/25/2018) Record Eagle - The Northwest Michigan Community Action Agency has selected Kerry Baughman as its new executive director.  (NMCAA)

(4/23/2018) WKHM - City Councilwoman Colleen Sullivan to Host Neighborhood Meeting (CAAJHL)

(4/20/2018) Daily Press - Devices help track senior center activity (MDSCAA)

(4/20/2018) MLive.com - Poverty's grip chokes rural Michigan (MMCAA)

(4/19/2018) Daily News -Seniors stay active as EightCAP volunteers (EightCAP) 

(4/09/2018) Daily Press - Recognition of service (MDSCAA)

(4/09/2018) Freep.com - Historic Lincoln Park theater turns into affordable housing (WMCAA)

(4/06/2018) MLive.com - Michigan Center woman gets new wood floor thanks to students, Jackson nonprofits (CAAJHL)

(4/04/2018) Record Eagle- Homebuyer education class scheduled - (NMCAA)

(4/02/2018) WNEM.com Congressman Kildee helps pack meals for community members in need (GCCARD)

(3/30/2018) UPMatters.com Community Baby Shower, April 13th (CAAM)

(3/05/2018) Daily Press - Krusin Klassics helps Walk for Warmth (MDSCAA)

(3/05/2018) The Ticker - Derenzy Take The Reins At DDA (NMCAA)

(3/03/2018) Record Eagle - Solar for struggling households (NMCAA)

(3/03/2018) Macomb Daily - A sunny turnout made Saturday's Walk for Warmth a success (Macomb) 

(3/02/2018) Mining Journal - Homelessness addressed - (CAAM)

(3/02/2018) Cherryland Electric Cooperative initiates state’s first renewable energy, energy waste program for low-income customers (NMCAA)

(2/27/2018) Daily Press - Krusin’ Klassics helps Adult Day Services (MDSCAA)

(2/26/2018) Three Rivers News - Warm Hearts Help Make Warm Homes (CASCM)

(2/26/2018) UPMatters.com - Walk for Warmth raises funds for home heating bills (MDSCAA)

(2/25/2018) WHMI 93.5 - Livingston County Walk For Warmth (OLHSA) 

(2/22/2018) Cherryland Electric Cooperative - Cherryland Pilots Low Income Solar Program (NMCAA)

(2/22/2018) The Ticker - NMCAA Offers Free Tax Preparation (NMCAA)

(2/22/2018) Daily Press - Brat sale kicks off heating help effort (MDSCAA)

(2/21/2018) Daily Press - Relic Riders help Walk for Warmth (MDSCAA)

(2/17/2018) MLive - Hundreds of Consumers Energy employees walk to help warm Jackson County homes (CAAJLH)

(2/15/2018) Daily Press - Food program distribution for March set (MDSCAA)

(2/14/2018) The Guy Gordon Show - CEO of the Wayne Metro Community Action Agency, Louis Piszker, discusses Trump's new idea of meal kits to replace food stamps (WMCAA)

(2/14/2018) Detroit Free Press - Trump wants to cut food stamps, use controversial meal kits instead (WMCAA)

(2/14/2018) MLive - Walk for Warmth proceeds help Jackson-area families pay energy bills (CAAJLH)

(2/14/2018) Iron County Reporter - DICSA to Hold Noodles for Neighbors Fundraiser (DICSA)

(2/14/2018) Upper Michigan's Source - Breaking down benefits: Homeless services and county funds (CAAM)

(2/14/2018) The Daily News - ‘It affects the lives of families’ (EightCAP)

(2/13/2018) Upper Michigan's Source - Breaking down benefits: Help from Veteran Service Officers (CAAM)

(2/12/2018) WNDU - New partnership program will allow for home repair loans (SMCAA)

(2/9/2018) The Voice - Memphis City Council awards CDBG funds to local agencies (Macomb)

(2/9/2018) Daily Press - Walk for Warmth provides heating assistance (MDSCAA)

(2/9/2018) The Daily Reporter - 33rd Annual Walk for Warmth slated for Feb. 24 (CASCM)

(2/8/2018) 9&10 News - Oakbridge Inn Of Clare Shutting Down (MMCAA)

(2/7/2018) Ionia Sentinel-Standard - Evans receives EightCAP board recognition (EightCAP)

(2/7/2018) UPMatters.com - Lake Superior Community Partnership recognizes business that added jobs in 2017 (CAAM)

(2/5/2018) WSJM - Home Rehab Program Getting Started Again In Benton Harbor (SMCAA)

(2/4/2018) Upper Michigan's Source - DICSA hosts 6th annual Frosty 5K fundraiser for Walk for Warmth (DICSA)

(1/31/2018) Upper Michigan's Source - Homeless population counted in U.P. (CAAM)

(1/27/2018) Cops and Doughnuts in Clare raises thousands for depot restoration project (MMCAA)

(1/24/2018) Affordable Housing Finance - Historic Orphanage Becomes Affordable Homes (CAAM)

(1/23/2018) Hillsdale Daily News - Local resident recalls bout with homelessness (CAAJHL)

(1/19/2018) Lenconnect - Adrian walk to raise funds for those in need (CAAJLH)

(1/18/2018) Pioneer Tribune - Walk for Warmth returns to area (MDSCAA)

(1/17/2018) WSJM - BH Commissioners Talk Home Rehab Program (SMCAA)

(1/16/2018) UPMatters - Walk for Warmth pledge sheets available (MDSCAA)

(1/12/2018) The Monroe News - Fuel assistance program available for low-income residents (MCOP)

(1/12/2018) The Peninsula - Federal funds of nearly $39 million to supplement Michigan heating assistance (MCA)

(1/12/2018) WSJM - Utility Provides $10 Million For Winter Heating Assistance (SMCAA)

(1/11/2018) The Times Herald - Geri Kimbro left legacy of service, love (BWCA)

(1/11/2018) The Mining Journal - Counting homeless people (CAAM)

(1/9/2018) TV 6 - Sommerfeld takes over as Dickinson Iron Community Service Agency Executive Director (DICSA)

(1/8/2018) News-Review - Project Connect scheduled for end of February (NMCAA)

(1/8/2018) WHMI 93.5 - Severe Weather Network Offers Shelter To Homeless In Livingston County (OLHSA)

(1/5/2018) ABC 12 - Meals on Wheels program even more important in bitter cold weather (GCCARD)

(1/4/2018) C&G Newspapers - County seeks participants in Walk for Warmth (Macomb)

(1/2/2018) The Daily News - Sommerfeld named DICSA director (DICSA)

(1/2/2018) Cadillac News - Spending plan the focus of workshop in Cadillac (NMCAA)

(1/1/2018) WHMI - Fundraising Underway For OLHSA's Yearly Walk For Warmth (OLHSA)