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January-2015 Newsletter – Indiana Community Action Association

Indiana Community Action Association

IN-CAA Newsletter - January 2015

IN-CAA Newsletter - January 2015

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News

New report: The status of Working Families in Indiana
Despite an improving unemployment rate, the number of impoverished and low-income Hoosiers is still on the rise.  A new report from the Indiana Institute for Working Families analyzes the data behind poverty, labor force and wages, offering policy options that would benefit working families – read more.

15 reasons to raise Indiana's minimum wage in 2015
On New Year's Day, workers in Indiana became part of a shrinking minority whose states' minimum wages are still equal to the federal (bare) minimum wage of $7.25 per hour.  The Indiana Institute for Working Families responded with a blog post outlining 15 reasons why Indiana should raise its minimum wages this year – read more.

Events

Lincoln Hills Development Corporation celebrates 50 years
Lincoln Hills Development Corporation celebrated its 50th year with an open house and ribbon-cutting on Jan. 7. Approximately 75 people turned out for the event, attended by founding Board Chair J. David Huber. Current Board President Dr. Clayton Jefford presented Huber with a special memento commemorating the anniversary – read more.

Community Impact

Vectren Share the Warmth program to support weatherization of homes
The Vectren Corporation manages its Share the Warmth program to help income-eligible residential gas customers reduce their fuel usage and resulting energy bills.  Beth Pace of the Vectren Corporation presented a check to the Indiana Community Action Association that will support weatherization services for homes in all counties where Vectren has customers – read more.

Larry Kleeman featured in IHCDA: The Magazine
Larry Kleeman, executive director and CEO of Lincoln Hills Development Corporation (LHDC), has spent more than 38 years serving citizens within the community action agency.  He was recognized in 2014 with the Sagamore of the Wabash Award from Governor Mike Pence and is featured in the winter edition of IHCDA: The Magazine – read more.

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