Indiana Community Action Association
IN-CAA Newsletter – April 2015
An update on recent legislative activity relevant to CAA clients
The 2015 General Assembly has officially adjourned for the year. What was done to curb rising poverty, growing inequality and declining family incomes? Stay tuned next week as the Indiana Institute for Working Families wraps up its "Inside the Statehouse" blog series. In the meantime, catch up on recent activity via a selection of blog posts – read the article.
Pace gala celebrates 50 years of history, plus community impact that continue
More than 200 attendees enjoyed guest speaker Steve Gilliland, celebrated the agency's self-sufficiency award winner and more – read the article.
Weatherization efforts free funds for other needs: A report on the impact
A new report released by the Indiana Community Action Association measures the impact that retrofitted weatherization measures have on energy savings for the houses receiving them – read the article.
Success Story: Reaching Out, A Third Time
When Mycal's parents decided to move back home to the Philippines, Mycal decided to stay in the United States with her son. It didn't take long to discover that, without the support of her parents, housing and schooling were more than she could handle alone – read the article.
Seniors to benefit from new housing development
Community Action Program of Western Indiana has received funds through Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority to construct two triplexes for senior rentals in Montezuma in Parke County – read the article.
Area IV co-developer recognized for community commitment, makes donation to agency
As Area IV Agency on Aging and Community Action Programs strives to fulfill its mission of helping people obtain affordable, decent and safe housing in a tough economic climate, it appreciates the support it receives from its partners – read the article.
30,000 square feet of former hospital to become senior living center
TRI-CAP and Miller-Valentine Group hosted a groundbreaking ceremony for the Lofts of St. Joseph's, a project that will renovate the former St. Joseph's Hospital building into living units for seniors ages 55 and older who have limited or no affordable housing options. An additional building will be built adjacent to the hospital building. In all, 45 units will be constructed – read the article.
Training opportunity: Indiana's Self-Sufficiency Standard
The Indiana Institute for Working Families' Self-sufficiency Standard measures how much income is needed for a family of a certain composition in a given place to adequately meet their basic needs — without public or private assistance. The Institute has developed a comprehensive Indiana Self-sufficiency Standard Training Curriculum for case managers, financial counselors and workforce and education counselor…
State of Indiana's Consolidated Plan: Opportunities for Input
The Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority encourages Hoosiers to actively participate in the development of the State of Indiana's Consolidated Plan for 2015-2019…
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