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November 2016 Newsletter – Indiana Community Action Association

Indiana Community Action Association

in-nov-2016IN-CAA Newsletter – November 2016


Lincoln Hills Development Corporation Offers Fulton Hill Property for Auction
Lincoln Hills Development Corporation (LHDC) has contacted Dixon & Dixon Auction Services to sell the Fulton Hill Community Center property in Troy, Ind.  The property, described as having "a million-dollar view of the Ohio River," will be auctioned in five tracts using the multi-parcel method – read full article.

CAPWI to Offer a Smoke-Free Housing Training Workshop on Nov. 15
Smoke-free housing is growing in popularity across the country.  Since 2009, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), has strongly encouraged Public Housing Agencies to adopt smoke-free buildings to protect the health of residents, and it now urges federally assisted multi-family property owners to go smoke-free as well.  HUD is expected to finalize a ruling regarding smoke-free housing by the end of 2016...The workshop will be targeted toward landlords and managers of multi-unit housing complexes – read full article.

TRI-CAP Program Director Spearheads Safe Medication-Disposal Events
In the last 14 years, TRI-CAP has held bi-annual safe medication-disposal events that have resulted in nearly 5 tons of pharmaceuticals being collected and safely disposed of in Dubois County – read full article.


U.S. Department of Health & Human Services Representative Visits IN-CAA
On Thursday, Oct. 20, representatives of the Indiana Community Action Agency network met with Jeannie Chaffin, director of the Office of Community Services within the Administration for Children and Families (ACF), part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.  The visit provided an opportunity for sharing thoughts on the current state of Community Action and brainstorming what the network can become – read full article.

IN-CAA Thanks Todd Lare for 11 Years of Service
During IN-CAA's October executive director meeting, Tammy Cunningham, the vice president of the Indiana Community Action Association (IN-CAA), presented a token of appreciation to Todd Lare for his years of service before he stepped down from his position on Friday, Nov. 4, to start a new position – read full article.

New Census Data & Resources Available to Inform Community Action Agencies
Community Action Agencies can turn to the Indiana Institute for Working Families to help analyze what new Census data means for their clients and communities.  State-level data from the recently released 2015 U.S. Census American Community Survey shows improvements in Indiana's poverty rate and health insured rates that closely track national gains in 2015.  But too many missed policy opportunities have left Indiana falling further behind other states, including dropping two spots relative to other states in both child poverty and median household incomes since 2014 – read full article.

Community Impact

CAPWI Community Collaboration Brings Food Co-op to Benton County
Community Action Program, Inc. of Western Indiana (CAPWI) in Benton County has partnered with three local churches to open a Community Food and Service Co-op in Oxford, Ind., just north of the Oxford Town Square – read full article.

Area IV's Community Partnerships Expand Resources Available to Clients
Dan Overman (pictured on right), weatherization program coordinator at Area IV Agency on Aging and Community Action Programs since 2009, takes great satisfaction in helping families and individuals who don't have the resources to help themselves.  He has seen firsthand how community partnerships and the funds that they provide allow the program to help additional people in need – read full article.

Brightpoint's Energy Assistance Program Inspires Hugs and Thankfulness
November means the Energy Assistance Program (EAP) season is ramping up for Brightpoint.  "This is our highest volume program, serving 8,000 to 10,000 households in the course of about six months," says Steve Hoffman, Brightpoint President/CEO.  "It's a hectic, sometimes difficult period for us as we try to serve so many people in such a short time" – read full article.


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