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July 2015 Newsletter – Michigan Community Action

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MI-July-2015MCA Catalyst - July 2015

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MCA member agencies to serve as foreclosure prevention sites

Four MCA member agencies will act as host sites for the Michigan Foreclosure Prevention Corps (MFPC), an AmeriCorps program focused on providing counseling to homeowners on the verge of or in foreclosure…

Executive Profile: AMCAB inspires collaboration in Alger, Marquette counties

Amy Lerlie says the most effective way to help transform a single neighborhood or even an entire community is a "grassroots, roll-up-your-sleeves approach." The executive director of Alger-Marquette Community Action Board (AMCAB) points to a neighborhood in the historic mining town of Ishpeming…

EPA requests feedback on environmental screening tool

In order to better understand populations in need of increased environmental protection, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency released EJSCREEN, an environmental justice screening and mapping tool.

EJSCREEN uses high-resolution maps combined with demographic and environmental data to identify places with potentially elevated environmental burdens and vulnerable populations. It can help governments, academic institutions, local communities and other stakeholders highlight communities with greater risk of exposure to pollution based on pollution and environmental indicators…

Director of Michigan Department of Civil Rights to speak at Summer Conference

We're happy to announce that Matthew J. Wesaw, director of the Michigan Department of Civil Rights will be our lunch speaker on Wednesday, July 29 at the MCA Summer Conference…

Congressman Upton co-sponsors CSBG

U.S. Rep. Fred Upton (R-St. Joseph) signed on to co-sponsor HR 1655, which would reauthorize the poverty-fighting Community Services Block Grant Act until fiscal year 2023…

Deadline for home heating tax credit is September 30

Low-income homeowners can get about $140 toward utility bills if they file for a home heating credit before September 30…

Events

July 11-15
National Association of Area Agencies on Aging Annual Conference & Tradeshow

July 28-30
MCA Summer Conference


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