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August 2019 Newsletter – OACAA

Ohio Association of Community Action Agencies
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OACAA Briefing – August 2019

Network News & Successes

Athens Public Transit Launches New Bus Line
Hocking Athens Perry Community Action held two ribbon cutting ceremonies Wednesday at Center Albany and at the Nelsonville Public Library that consisted of speakers and a model of the new bus.  It is estimated the new route will provide transportation for up to 20,000 residents, according to Carolyn Conley, division director at HAPCAP.

“We saw a need county wide for transportation and we wanted to be able to fill that gap,” Conley said. “The pilot was the best way to go because it gives us an opportunity to see what the ridership is, the desire to use the route, how many passengers we will be able to transport, and then make a case to increase funding for it. – read more from WOUB Public Media.

MVCAP raises over $40K for shooting victim's family
Miami Valley Community Action Partnership was authorized by the family of Lois Oglesby, 27, who left behind a 7-year-old and 2-month-old daughters after the shooting in Dayton earlier this month.

Our heartfelt condolences go out to Lasandra J. and Lois's family – read more from Affordable Housing Finance – learn more from WDTN-TV or donate through MVCAP.

Hamilton County evictions 34% higher than national average
Cincinnati-Hamilton County Community Action Agency and Legal Aid Society of Greater Cincinnati join Cincinnati Edition to discuss a new partnership to educate residents on renters' rights – learn more and listen on Cincinnati Public Radio.

Resources & Association Updates

Ohio's Census 2020 Complete Count Commission
Governor DeWine announced appointments for the Census 2020 Complete Count Commission this month.  Among the appointments to the commission is our very own, Phil Cole. Mr. Cole will serve alongside 37 others from throughout Ohio to ensure an accurate and coordinated Census 2020 – list of appointees.

Cole interviewed, poverty in Ohio still an important issue
Phil Cole, executive director of OACAA, was interviewed last week by Mike Kallmeyer for the show's look into generational poverty in Ohio – watch on Spectrum News 1.

Celebrating Excellence: Resurgence of Local Pride
Don't miss out on Ohio CDC Association's 35th annual conference.

Special Edition Newsletter: August 2019
Earlier this month, OACAA released a Special Edition of our monthly newsletter in response to the tragedies in Dayton and El Paso – learn more.

Upcoming Events
  • CSBG Application & Standards Training, September 12-13
  • Development HEAP Training, Various dates
  • FLSS Life Coaching w/ Stephanie Bay, September 18

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