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March 2021 Newsletter – OACAA

Ohio Association of Community Action Agencies

OACAA Briefing – March 2021

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Association Updates & Resources

OACAA Survey on Attending In-Person Events
A short survey is being conducted to better understand our member's comfort level for returning to in-person trainings and conferences in 2021.

Upcoming Events

• Stressing Less, Accomplishing More, March 31
• Family Development Specialist Certification, March 31
• Free IT Assessment from All Lines Technology

Management Advancement for the Public Service (MAPS)
OSU's Management Advancement for the Public Service program under the John Glenn College of Public Affairs is now offering professional development courses to provide strategies to participants who serve low-income individuals.  The 100% virtual, 1/2 day coursework also provides CEUs to those interested.

Network News & Successes

The eviction moratorium misnomer and the impact of IMPACT
Columbus Alive – The CDC moratorium has had little effect on evictions, but IMPACT Community Action is doling out millions in assistance, even up to 15 months of rent. Yet many tenants don’t know the help is there...That money came in handy for a number of Columbus tenants at the courthouse last week, including 31-year-old Americus Clinkscale, who lost income when the call center where she worked cut her hours during the pandemic.  Clinkscale arrived at the convention center with her young daughter expecting that Oakland Realty would evict her for nonpayment of rent, but instead she received $2,805 in rental assistance from IMPACT and a payment agreement with her landlord that allowed her to stay in her apartment.  She previously had never heard of IMPACT...

Community Action in Ohio Blog
Community Action partners with local healthcare providers to vaccinate against COVID-19

Advocates make case for more transportation funding
How much should Ohio invest in public transportation? Advocates make case for more funding, Ohio Capital Journal

OIC of Clark County providing funding for transportation to COVID-19 vaccine clinic
Clark County offers free rides to vaccination appointments, WKEF/WRGT

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