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

(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 (CAAJLH)

(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)

(12/29/2017) Midland Daily News - Michigan Community Action begins tracking poverty in Michigan (MCA)

(12/27/2017) The Alpena News - Cold to stick around; officials advise caution (NEMCSA)

(12/22/2017) The Herald-Palladium - Flocking for 400 turkeys (SMCAA)

(12/20/2017) The Alpena News - NEMCSA official updates commissioners on homelessness issue (NEMCSA)

(12/13/2017) Record & Clarion - Working families gain $1 million through Home Empowerment (MMCAA)

(12/8/2017) WILX - Adopt-a-Family program needs help (CAAJLH)

(12/7/2017) The Times Herald - Blue Water Community Action to buy Baker College campus (BWCA)

(12/6/2017) The Herald Palladium - Food Sharing Program returns for third year (SMCAA)

(12/1/2017) Holland Sentinel - Allegan police set fundraiser (CAAC)

(12/1/2017) MLive - 'Warm the Children' seeking donations to help Jackson-area children in need (CAAJLH)

(11/28/2017) MLive - Agency looking for companies and individuals ready to 'Walk for Warmth' (OCCAA)

(11/22/2017) Record & Clarion - United Way funds help Mid Michigan Community Action provide food, home repairs to local residents (MMCAA)

(11/21/2017) WWMT - Video: Winterize your home, save money and improve your health this winter (KCCAA)

(11/20/2017) Daily Press - Sahn named Volunteer of the Year (MDSCAA)

(11/20/2017) Daily Press - Bergman visits Early Childhood students (MDSCAA)

(11/17/2017) The Alpena News - Enjoying holiday cheer at Besser Museum (NEMCSA)

(11/16/2017) Upper Michigan Source - Spreading awareness of homelessness in Marquette and Alger County (CAAM)

(11/13/2017) 9&10 News - Lucky’s Market in Traverse City Donating Percentage of Sales to Nonprofit (NMCAA)

(11/13/2017) Daily Press - Senior Companions celebrate 34 years (MDSCAA)

(11/13/2017) WSJM - Stuff A Truck Food Drive Underway (SMCAA)

(11/12/2017) Marquette Mining Journal - Grandview is brand new (CAAM)

(11/11/2017) The Ticker - Lucky's To Donate Portion Of Holiday Sales To Feed Local Families (NMCAA)

(11/10/2017) Upper Michigan Source - Sault Ste. Marie Bridge Authority elects new officers (CLMCAA) 

(11/10/2017) Upper Michigan Source - Grandview Marquette opens doors (CAAM)

(11/10/2017) Upper Michigan Source - Old orphanage celebrated and remembered; Grandview Marquette is unveiled (CAAM)

(11/3/2017) Capital News Service - Help is out there for people whose homes are cold, drafty (NEMCSA, NMCAA and OCCAA)

(11/3/2017) The Herald-Palladium - SMCAA, Whirlpool volunteers team up to fight hunger (SMCAA)

(10/31/2017) The Herald-Palladium - Getting ready for winter (SMCAA)

(10/30/2017) UPMatters - Today is Weatherization Day (BCAEO)

(10/28/2017) WSJM - Home Winterization Demonstration Monday (SMCAA)

(10/25/2017) WSJM - Video: Whirlpool Volunteers Pack Boxes for Seniors at SMCAA (SMCAA)

(10/24/2017) The Times Herald - Program offers free weatherization for those who qualify (BWCA)

(10/24/2017) News Talk 94.9 WSJM - Whirlpool Volunteers Pack Meals For Seniors (SMCAA)

(10/20/2017) Daily Press - Donation helps dental care program (MDSCAA)

(10/20/2017) News-Review - Decisions decisions (NMCAA)

(10/19/2017) Cheboygan Daily Tribune - Weatherization benefits families, workers, communities

(10/14/2017) UpNorthLive - Green house built for low-income family in northern Michigan (NMCAA)

(10/14/2017) SooToday - Public input sought regarding International Bridge Bus (CLMCAA)

(10/6/2017) Daily Press - Lantagne serves for 28 years on the Delta Advisory Committee (MDSCAA)

(9/23/2017) Midland Daily News - Cooperation leads to better outcomes for families (MMCAA)

(9/23/2017) The Herald-Palladium - Whirlpool learns to 'pack away hunger' (SMCAA)

(9/22/2017) Marquette Mining Journal - Proposed senior living complex receives renewed support (CAAM)

(9/21/2017) Daily Press - CAA Early Childhood Program Tour (MDSCAA)

(9/15/2017) C&G Newspapers - Fresh produce rolls in for Center Line seniors (Macomb)

(9/13/2017) The Alpena News - NEMCSA to conduct second food giveaway (NEMCSA)

(9/13/2017) Macomb Daily News - New director hired at Macomb Community Action (Macomb)

(9/8/2017) MLive - Warm the Children signups extended to all weekdays, deadline Sept. 15 (CAAJLH)

(9/7/2017) ABC 10 News - Construction nearing completion on iconic building (CAAM)

(9/6/2017) The Alpena News - Area Agency on Aging receives national award (NEMCSA)

(9/5/2017) MLive - $40M in aid available for Michigan homeowners facing foreclosure (MMCAA)