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Archive for June, 2009

Ismael Ahmed, Russell Ebeid & John Dingell to be honored at ACCESS 37th Anniversary Dinner

Posted by Iahmed on June 24, 2009

DEARBORN – On May 10, a diverse group of leaders, dignitaries, and community members will gather to celebrate the Arab Community Center for Economic and Social Services (ACCESS) 37th Anniversary to celebrate 37 years of service to the community and honor this year’s award recipients.

Director of the Michigan Department of Human Services and former ACCESS Executive Director, Ismael Ahmed, will receive the prestigious Arab American of the Year Award.

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Policy change works to provide permanent housing for the homeless, rent payments to those on brink of eviction

Posted by Iahmed on June 23, 2009

The Grand Rapid Press, May 27, 2009;  By: Ron Cammel

GRAND RAPIDS — A state policy shift will help a local effort to reduce the number of shelter beds for homeless people and increase permanent housing.

The Department of Human Services will allow area Emergency Shelter Partnership funds to go toward rental subsidies. The funds previously only could be used to reinburse homeless shelters and pay for hotel stays.

“Our 10-year plan is very consistent with this,” said Janay Brower, director of the Grand Rapids Area Coalition to End Homelessness.

“Allowing more flexibility with these funds enables a coordinated community response that will better serve the individuals’ and families’ long-term housing needs,” said Ismael Ahmed, DHS director, in a press release.

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State of Michigan to Break Ground in Taylor

Posted by Iahmed on June 23, 2009

TAYLOR, MI – May 29, 2009 – (RealEstateRama) — ProVisions, LLC and the State of Michigan will host a groundbreaking ceremony at 10 a.m. on June 2, 2009 to announce the Taylor Business Center (www.taylorbusinesscenter.com) as the Michigan Department of Human Services’ new office facility. The ceremony will take place at the Taylor Business Center’s location at 25637 Ecorse Road in Taylor, Michigan. The event’s speakers include Ismael Ahmed, State of Michigan Director of the Department of Human Services, and Murray D. Wikol – ProVisions, LLC President and CEO.

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Video Interview with Ismael Ahmed

Posted by Iahmed on June 22, 2009

Interview with Ismael Ahmed, co-founder and long-time executive director of the Arab Community Center for Economic and Social Services (ACCESS).  Mr. Ahmed stepped down from his position at ACCESS in 2007 to accept the position of director of the Michigan Department of Human Services.

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