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February 2016 Newsletter – Indiana Community Action Association

Indiana Community Action Association

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IN-CAA Newsletter – February 2016


IN-CAA Receives Donation to Support Weatherization Work
On Jan. 13, Beth Pace of Vectren Energy Delivery (Vectren) presented a check in the amount of $317,937 to Tammy Cunningham, vice president of the board of directors of the Indiana Community Action Association (IN-CAA). IN-CAA will distribute these funds to support weatherization work being completed by Community Action Agencies on Vectren customer homes – read full article.

CAPWI Executive Director Awarded Sagamore of the Wabash Award
The Community Action Program, Inc. of Western Indiana (CAPWI) held its annual staff gathering on Friday, Jan. 22, where the distinguished Sagamore of the Wabash award was presented to its Executive Director Muff Rennick by Covington Mayor Brad Crain (pictured at left). Rennick was nominated by her daughter, Alison Fetsch, and State Representative Alan Morrison of District 42 – read full article.

Congressman Bucshon Visits Pace Community Action Agency
The Head Start class at Pace Community Action Agency received a special visit from Congressman Larry Bucshon, M.D., on Wednesday, Jan. 27 – read full article.

IN-CAA Honors Larry Kleeman as He Retires
Larry Kleeman, executive director and CEO of the Lincoln Hills Development Corporation (LHDC), has retired after nearly 40 years of service. The Indiana Community Action Association (IN-CAA) board of directors is extraordinarily grateful to Larry for his leadership and remarkable service to LHDC – read full article.

Community Impact

Area IV Agency’s Housing Choice Voucher Program Helps Client and Grandchild Find Affordable Housing
It’s hard to imagine two people living on $733 a month, the amount of Social Security Disability Insurance, but many people do. Because rent and utility bills in the Area IV Agency on Aging and Community Action Program's service area approach or exceed their total monthly income, it is clear why there is a need for rental housing assistance to make housing affordable.

On a daily basis, staff members of Area IV Agency’s Housing Choice Voucher Program hear stories shared by people who contact the agency for assistance. It is hard to see how some survive – read full article.


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