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December 2017 Newsletter – Indiana Community Action Association

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IN-CAA Newsletter – December 2017

Events

"It's a Family Affair!"
IN-CAA brings 22 agencies together for family-themed, statewide conference with French flare
This year's Indiana Community Action Agency (IN-CAA) conference at the gorgeous French Lick Resort on Nov. 8 and 9 brought together members of all 22 Community Action Agencies.  The theme was "It's a Family Affair" to inspire the sense of family that is a hallmark of Community Action – read full article.

News

CFPB issues payday lending rule in Indiana
Tell your legislators to support it!
On Thursday, Oct. 5, the federal Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) issued a rule that will reduce the harms of payday lending in Indiana and the United States as a whole.  If the rule takes effect, it will be a promising step forward in the effort to stop predatory lending practices.  However, because the CFPB does not have the authority to change the cost of payday loans, there is still work to be done– read full article.

Area IV Agency on Aging Reaccredited by the Council on Accreditation
Area IV Agency on Aging and Community Action Programs, Inc. recently achieved reaccreditation by the Council on Accreditation (COA), an international, human-service accrediting organization with a mission to improve service delivery outcomes.  This achievement is the culmination of a year-long process that confirms Area IV Agency effectively manages its resources and provides the best possible service to its clients – read full article.

Edgar N. Tipton, Jr. retires after 20 years of service
After nearly 20 years of service at Community Action of Greater Indianapolis (CAGI), Edgar N. Tipton, Jr. retired on Nov. 15 – read full article.

Community Impact

NWICA spreads awareness for Weatherization Assistance Program with Halloween-themed event
Northwest Indiana Community Action (NWICA) associates braved the frigid temperatures on Friday, Oct. 27, for their inaugural Trunk-or-Treat and Save on Heat event.  The event was held on Weatherization Day, a day to focus local, state and national attention on the work of the Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP).  It was also a chance to bring new individuals and families who may not have heard about NWICA to the agency in a fun and safe way – read full article.

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