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July/August 2017 Newsletter – Community Action Partnership of Oregon

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CAPO Newsletter – July/August 2017
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Issues of Poverty report is out!

Community Action published its annual Issues of Poverty report in June, illustrating the current state of poverty in Washington County, Oregon.  New to the report this year is an appendix that includes poverty specific data for the largest populated cities in Washington County and client driven data that highlights what resources are needed most by the community.

Local Agency Toolkit Designed to Help Preserve Communities in Oregon

The Manufactured Home Park Solutions Collaborative has released a Local Agency Toolkit for those looking for ways to preserve their communities.  The toolkit is designed to help those facing closure and provides methods for responding to park closures.  It provides instructions for how organize, conduct inventories, conduct assessments and inventories, develop action plans, and move to implementation.  While the toolkit focuses on Oregon, it is a valuable resource for residents across the country facing community closures.

The Hourly Income You Need to Afford Rent around the U.S.

The average full-time minimum wage worker can’t afford rent in ANY state – According to a recent Huffington Post article; full-time workers who make minimum wage can’t afford a two-bedroom rental home in any state in the U.S. without spending more than the recommended 30 percent of their income, according to a report from the National Low Income Housing Coalition.  The group’s annual Out of Reach report compares minimum wages and housing costs in states, metropolitan areas and counties across the country...

The little things mean so much...like a shower!

The one-time allocation of additional state EHA (Emergency Housing Fund) and SHAP (State Homeless Assistance Program) funds is making a difference in the lives of people living on the streets in Clackamas County...

Building the Caring Economy

Laura Tatum and Nina Dastur, Georgetown Center on Poverty and Inequality, posted on June 7, 2017 – “It’s “Infrastructure Week.” President Trump has yet to offer a real plan to create jobs by investing in our nation’s infrastructure, but we’ve got one.  Building the country’s caregiving infrastructure would simultaneously address two national needs: the need for care and the equally pressing need for good jobs...

A Bipartisan Call for Paid Leave

The AEI-Brookings Working Group on Paid Family Leave released its initial report Tuesday; a compromise plan for federal paid parental leave that the panel said proved that a bipartisan agreement on the issue is possible, even in a bitterly divided Washington...

“Oregon is best in U.S. for identifying, supporting homeless students” KOBI5 Reports

KOBI-TV NBC5 – “Oregon is identifying and supporting homeless students better than any other state in the nation. That’s according to a new report by the Institute for Children, Poverty & Homelessness.  The news is encouraging for organizations like Maslow Project, but staff says it’s also not that surprising – read full article and view video.

Rural vets get help

Highly Rural transports veterans to distant doctor appointments – In just two years, more than 500,000 miles were logged transporting veterans in rural Oregon counties to their medical appointments through the Highly Rural Transportation Program... The program is facilitated in Wallowa County by Community Connection of Northeast Oregon.  Over the years, there has become a growing awareness of the isolation of some veterans living in rural Oregon. Wallowa County is well served by both a local satellite veterans clinic and its own veterans services officer. Highly Rural fills one more niche for the county’s veterans...

Additional Items

See newsletter for more info on: What a way to start the year…Community Action Directors at 2017 National Community Action Foundation (NCAF) Conference

  • UCAN Head Start Family Story
  • CSC's Career Tech Students Take on Whale of a Project for Rose Parade
  • Community Action Kicks Off Coordinated Entry System Effort
  • Accessory Dwelling Units increase housing supply
  • 2017 National Conference on Ending Homelessness, July 17-19 in Washington, DC
  • "Bringing Summit to You" Summer Series, CHS Supportive Housing Training Center
  • CAPO Calendar
  • Grant Info
  • Training Opportunities
  • Job Openings

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