State of Poverty Blog

2019 Poverty Census Data & COVID Impacts

Posted on September 22, 2020 Posted By

Yesterday morning the U.S. Census Bureau released its latest data on poverty, income, and health insurance coverage. The results showed that between 2018 and 2019, incomes increased, the official...

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The Weatherization Assistance Program: Resilient, Innovative, and Adaptive

Posted on August 14, 2020 Posted By

From its founding in the precarious 1970s through its expansion during the 2008 Housing Crisis and into the present, the Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP) has known many changes. As it enters...

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LIHEAP and WAP: Keeping Low-Income Families Healthy, Housed, & Energy Secure

Posted on August 6, 2020 Posted By

The energy costs of heating or cooling one’s home can place a significant burden on low-income families, especially those living in more extreme climates. According to the Department of Energy’s...

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Working Together: Improving Homes and Health

Posted on June 29, 2020 Posted By

This guest blog was written by Matthew Flyer, Construction Manager at Yachad in Washington, D.C. For the last 25 years YACHAD, which means “together” in Hebrew, has played an active role in the...

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Blower Doors & COVID-19: A Message from the NASCSP WAP Director

Posted on June 22, 2020 Posted By

The blower door is synonymous with the Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP). It’s a test that is performed on every home before and after work is completed to assess the effectiveness of...

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Making a Home Healthy, Safe, & Comfortable in South Dakota

Posted on June 8, 2020 Posted By

In 2018, GROW South Dakota’s weatherization team received a call from Ruth, a senior resident in need of assistance with heating her house. When the weatherization team went to her home, they...

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Healthy Homes Month 2020

Posted on June 2, 2020 Posted By

June is National Healthy Homes Month! NHHM is an awareness campaign to emphasize the importance of safe and healthy homes while highlighting the link between housing and the health of individuals and...

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State Spotlight Blog: Two-Generation Approach in Minnesota and Tennessee

Posted on May 29, 2020 Posted By

In recent years, Two-Generation (“2Gen”) approaches to combatting poverty have garnered significant attention. The 2Gen model targets low-income children and parents from the same household,...

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Happy Community Action Month from NASCSP!

Posted on May 1, 2020 Posted By

May 1st marks the beginning of Community Action Month! This month is a time for the CSBG network to highlight the impact that Community Action has across our country! The goal is to show...

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A Year in Review – NASCSP 2019

Posted on December 19, 2019 Posted By

As 2019 comes to a close, we arrive at the end of NASCSP’s 40th anniversary year. We would like to take some time this holiday season to reflect on the past year and all that we have accomplished...

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