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May 2019 Newsletter – NYSCAA

New York State Community Action Association

NYSCAA newsletter - May 2019
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Information covered includes NYSCAA regional meetings and NYSCAA/NYSWDA’s 2019 Professional Development Conference.

May’s Poverty Myth

"Immigrants Come to the U.S. to Use Welfare”
FALSE: Immigrants to the United States are not even eligible to apply for most welfare programs.  And even when they do qualify, immigrants have a lower rate of participation than native-born citizens and cost less per participant.

Immigrants are less likely than native-born Americans to use welfare programs and don’t even qualify for welfare benefits in most cases.  Not only don’t immigrants come to the US to use welfare, but in many cases potential immigrants must prove their financial independence before even qualifying for a visa, making them far less likely to need support than native-born Americans – read more from ATD Fourth World USA.


May meeting of NYSCAA’s ROMA Alliance
Topics discussed ROMA best practices, the role of ROMA Implementers as they apply principles and practices in their CAAs, the process for delivering the “Introduction of ROMA” trainings in New York and more.

NYSCAA and DOS Regional Meetings
Access the agenda for the Central Regional and NYC Regional meetings

Census 2020
  • Impact in My Community – Stories from the U.S. Census demonstrating how Census results, collected once a decade, help determine how more than $675 billion in federal funding is distributed to states and communities every year.
  • Census Tools and Resources for CAAs from the Community Action Partnership
Additional Resources

2019 Regional Meetings, Low-Income Forum on Energy (LIFE)

Highlights at our Agencies

Cattaraugus Community Action, Inc. in a collaborative effort with local County Land Banks, is working to reclaim foreclosed properties in order to reduce blight and provide safe affordable housing to income eligible homebuyers…

On May 16, 2019, DYCD held the third annual DYCD Community Mom Brunch to honor the 2019 DYCD Community Moms winners

NYSCAA Events/Job Listings and National Professional Development Opportunities

See newsletter for listings


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