North Carolina Community Action Association
NC Empowered – July 2021
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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.
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.
- Salisbury-Rowan Community Action Agency continues to make an impact in the Community, SRCAA video
- Resource fairs set in July hosted by Mountain Projects, Cherokee Scout
- Southeastern Community Action Partnership sponsors Community Pop-Ups, WECT
- Entrepreneurial Program Participant Gains Blueprint for Screen Printing Business Success, NCCAA posting
- Haywood promotes awareness of elder abuse and celebrates aging, The Mountaineer
- Blue Ridge Community Action Inc. awarded grant by The Burke Youth Organized Philanthropists, The News Herald
- CADA Announces a new Executive Director
- People Experiencing Homeless Have Been Found at Greater Risk of Contracting COVID-19, NCCAA Fellows Program posting
- Improve the Health of Your Agency with ROMA
- Poverty Shaming: What does it really mean?, NCCAA Fellows Program posting
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...
Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.
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