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January 2017 Newsletter – Michigan Community Action

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MCA Catalyst – January 2017
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NMCAA collaboration with Habitat helps change lives

To move his family of seven out of their old mobile home, a Traverse City man needed affordable housing, but also some new financial management tools.  Thanks to a collaboration between Northwest Michigan Community Action Agency and Habitat for Humanity, his family recently made a move that could change the course of their lives...

Skilled trades positions meet food assistance requirement

As work requirements for able-bodied Michigan adults to receive food assistance were reinstated in certain counties Jan. 1, MCA encourages job seekers to consider applying for one of the thousands of construction jobs that are currently unfilled in the state.  MCA has partnered with the Skilled to Build Foundation to help pair jobs with potential workers...

Day at the Capitol opportunity to meet legislators

While the road to Lansing may be long for some agency leaders, their visit to the Capitol on May 9 will be welcomed by legislators...

MCA 2017 legislative priorities

See newsletter for priorities in these nine areas: CSBG, Early Childhood Education and Childcare, Energy Efficiency, Financial Independence, Food and Nutrition Services, Full Participation in the Community and Economy, Housing Services, Senior Programs, and Veterans Services.

Did you know?

Low-income households spend 17 to more than 50 percent of their income on utilities, quite a bit more than the 4 percent spent by the average U.S. household.

Other Items

  • Upcoming Events
  • OLHSA names new CEO
  • Agency leaders named for Ottawa County CAA and Washtenaw County OCED

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