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March 2019 Newsletter – Community Action Association of Pennsylvania

Community Action Association of Pennsylvania

CAAP News Update – March 2019
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CAAP Welcomes New Westmoreland CEO, Mandy Welty Zalich

CAAP is excited to welcome Westmoreland Community Action’s new Chief Executive Officer, Mandy Welty Zalich to the Community Action family…

Senator Tartaglione introduces legislation to raise Pennsylvania's minimum wage

On March 22, State Senator Christine Tartaglione (D-Philadelphia) introduced Senate Bill 12 that would raise Pennsylvania's minimum wage to $12 per hour this year, and $15 by 2025, after which the rate would be adjusted automatically each year based on a cost of living index.  The measure would directly impact about 1 million Pennsylvania workers in 2019…

Renewal: Pennsylvania’s Community Action Conference (October 7-9)

For the first time since 2016, over 300 Pennsylvania Community Action leaders and Self-Sufficiency Award winners from across the Commonwealth will converge in Harrisburg for two full days of learning, networking, and celebrating the achievements of our families and the staff who supported them along the way from poverty to financial stability.   The Community Action Association of Pennsylvania’s Annual Conference is the largest training and networking event the association hosts. It features nationally known keynote speakers, 20 workshop sessions, networking opportunities, an exhibit hall, and the Self-Sufficiency Awards – read full article.

Community Action Immigration Summit

Building Opportunities for Immigrant Families: The Role for Community Action Agencies
April 3-5 in El Paso, TX
Register for live streaming and view the agenda

2019 Prosperity Now Scorecard Reveals Financial Vulnerability of American Households

View the National Report – The 2019 Prosperity Now Scorecard statistically analyzes this everyday economic uncertainty that Americans face and ranks states based on five key issues, those issues are financial assets, housing, jobs, healthcare, and education.  State ranks are based on how financially vulnerable their populations are (described as outcome measures) as well as racial disparities in each of the five topics. Racial inequality is still an issue that needs to be addressed in our country, and the scorecard factors in disparities minorities face with statistical research in order to be a voice for change…

When economic outcomes and racial disparities are analyzed, there shows a clear need for change not only in our country as a whole, but in Pennsylvania too, as they ranked 41st overall in the Prosperity Now scorecard….

The State of Housing Resources in Pennsylvania

In September 2018, Senator Killion, in conjunction with the Housing Alliance of PA, introduced Senate Bill 1185, a state housing tax credit that would incentivize private investment in new and existing affordable housing in the Commonwealth and drive economic growth…

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