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January/February 2019 Newsletter – CAPO

Community Action Partnership of Oregon

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CAPO Newsletter – January/February 2019
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Tiny House Building Workshop for Veterans Helps Restore Dignity

Operation Tiny Home, a national nonprofit, is funding two of four tiny houses in partnership with Southern Oregon nonprofit Valiant Seed.  The United Community Action Network is funding two more tiny houses slated for the lot through private donations and grants.  UCAN will manage the four tiny houses once they are constructed. The planned tiny house community in Roseburg is the first of its kind in the area – read full article from The News Review.

Join in on the Conversation!

We’re continuing our discussion surrounding the six “provocative questions” we posed in our 2016 symposium.  Recently we’ve been focusing on an intriguing idea many of us have faced in our work with the community: Is it more important to get fewer people out of poverty than to provide a minimum amount of service to many?  Follow our Facebook page for informative links, resources, and discussion.

Community Action Financial Training

CAPO and NASCSP proudly present “Fiscal Fitness”
April 11 in Portland, OR
Get the latest information and insights on Community Action Agency cost allocation, procurement, budgeting and Office of Management and Budget updates from popular trainer and CPA Kevin Myren.

Rural Families Are Having Challenges with Childcare

A new study by the Center for American Progress found that families in rural areas, as well as Hispanic and Latino families, are disproportionately likely to reside in "child care deserts."  60% of Oregonians live in a child care desert.  This lack of affordable child care may be depressing the labor force participation rate among parents in such neighborhoods.

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