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July 2021 Newsletter – NCCAA

North Carolina Community Action Association

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NC Empowered – July 2021
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NCCAA continues to provide a financial bridge to families trying to survive the impacts of the pandemic

Recent research revealed that low-income and lower-middle class parents, as well as parents of color, experienced more instrumental and financial hardships due to the pandemic, when compared to their higher income, White counterparts.  The North Carolina Community Action Association (NCCAA) is a pillar to ensure low-income and vulnerable North Carolinians have the resources to survive through the ongoing pandemic and after. The initiatives launched by our agencies continue to uplift and support the mission of NCCAA that were innovative and needed most during a national crisis. NCCAA has invited individuals to donate to their local community action agencies as the first step in advancing the work to combat problems associated with the pandemic for everyday American – read the full NCCAA Fellows Program posting.

Agency News, Publications and Features

Success Story: Phyllis "Grandma" Hardy receives $2,500 sponsorship to benefit NEW Reentry Council
Phyllis Hardy, a member of the NEW (Nash, Edgecombe, Wilson counties) Reentry Council, is an example of that mobilization. Her successful reentry inspired her to give back to the NEW Reentry Council in a major way. An incredible reentry advocate, Ms. Hardy is a member of numerous advocacy organizations, fighting for systemic governmental change surrounding mass incarceration issues.  Her recent efforts landed a $2,500 sponsorship from the National Council for Incarcerated and Formerly Incarcerated Women and Girls to help support the NEW Reentry Council’s programs and services – read the full NCCAA Fellows Program posting.

Network News

Social Determinants of Health: Housing
NC Eviction Crisis Looms: ‘Return to Normal’ Not Possible for Many NC Residents
As many Americans return to their offices for work and large-scale events again being scheduled for the summer, a potential housing crisis looms over the nation’s post-pandemic recovery celebrations. Researchers estimate that at least 4.2 million Americans could lose their homes in the next two months, due to eviction or foreclosure, with cumulative back payments totaling up to $34 billion. Without federal intervention, 30 million to 40 million renters could become homeless by the end of 2021...

NC Community Action Association is chartering a Housing Think Tank initiative to consider these issues and propose multi-faceted solutions such as addressing systems, infrastructure and policy...

Inspirational Word

Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world.  Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.
Margaret Mead

NCCAA Events & Mark Your Calendar

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