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Out of Reach 2017 – National Low Income Housing Coalition

NLIHC’s annual report, Out of Reach, documents the gap between wages and the price of housing across the United States. The report’s Housing Wage is an estimate of the hourly wage that a full-time worker must earn to afford a modest and safe rental home with spending more than 30% of his or her income on rent and utility costs. An interactive map provides access to state and local data.

New! PA Community Action Videos

CAAP is pleased to announce the release of three new videos created to share Community Action’s mission and impact with as many people as possible.

Out of Reach 2016 – National Low Income Housing Coalition

NLIHC’s annual report, Out of Reach, documents the gap between wages and the price of housing across the United States. The report’s Housing Wage is an estimate of the hourly wage that a full-time worker must earn to afford a modest and safe rental home with spending more than 30% of his or her income on rent and utility costs.

Target Practice: Lessons for Poverty Reduction (January 2009)

The Center for Law and Social Policy (CLASP) published Target Practice: Lessons for Poverty Reduction to build awareness among those who work on poverty reduction. Targets establish a shared vision that asserts that the problem deserves attention and talent to solve it, setting the stage for policy choices and program implementation.

Spotlight on Poverty and Opportunity

Spotlight on Poverty and Opportunity is a foundation-led, non-partisan initiative aimed at ensuring that our political leaders take significant actions to reduce poverty and increase opportunity in the United States. Features include Spotlight on the States – coverage of more than 20 issue areas – Poverty in Mass Culture – listing of web-based “What Works” collections – and more! Sign-up for weekly newsletter!

NASCSP Social Media Guide and Upcoming Webinar from CAPLAW

The National Association for Community Services Programs has published “Harnessing the Conversation: Raising Awareness of the Community Services Block Grant Program Using Social Media in 2015.” And CAPLAW’s webinar: “Managing Your Nonprofit’s Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn Presence: Avoiding the Legal Pitfalls” is scheduled for Wednesday, May 13 from 12:30 – 2:00 PM EDT.