State of Poverty Blog

The Positive Impact of Fair Wages: Supporting the Weatherization Workforce

Posted on November 2, 2023 Posted By

In the fight against poverty, the Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP) plays a pivotal role in improving energy efficiency and transforming lives through its dedicated workforce. Behind every...

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Empowering Weatherization Professionals: A Success Story from Southwest Georgia Community Action Council

Posted on September 11, 2023 Posted By

Dusniel Alvarez, the Housing and Energy Director at SW GA Community Action Council, shared the workforce challenges he has faced as a director of the WX program since 2015. The discussion centered on...

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Executive Director’s Blog Post – Summer 2023

Posted on August 29, 2023 Posted By

To say that it has been a hot summer is the greatest of understatements. Across the U.S., communities—rural, urban, and all in between—have been suffering under sweltering conditions with no...

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Building Green Futures: Empowering Careers in Weatherization

Posted on June 2, 2023 Posted By

The rapidly evolving fields of clean energy, energy efficiency and renewable energy have witnessed remarkable growth in recent years. However, individuals interested in pursuing careers in these...

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Water Assistance and Partnership Guest Blog from Kentucky

Posted on May 24, 2023 Posted By

The Kentucky Department for Community Based Services (DCBS) Low Income Household Water Assistance Program (LIHWAP) is a federally funded program provided through the Consolidated Appropriations Act...

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Partnerships in IL Build Health and Community

Posted on May 17, 2023 Posted By

    When thinking about CSBG, it is impossible not to think about the Community.  After all, it is the COMMUNITY Services Block Grant.  In Illinois, we value our communities and the...

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Utah State’s Experience: Linkages & Emergency Rental Assistance Program

Posted on May 9, 2023 Posted By

In Utah, the pandemic housing relief program, Emergency Rental Assistance (ERA), was administered by the Department of Workforce Services’ Housing & Community Development Division (HCD), the...

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Virginia Utilizes Public/Private Partnerships to  Bring CAAs to the Table for Expanded Broadband Coverage

Posted on May 3, 2023 Posted By

Community Action Month Blog Virginia Utilizes Public/Private Partnerships to  Bring CAAs to the Table for Expanded Broadband Coverage   When it comes to finding and fostering effective linkages, it...

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Green Generation Sustainability Workforce Development Program Growing Future Leaders

Posted on March 15, 2023 Posted By

“If we can leverage what we bring to the table with our experiences and our backgrounds and connections, we have the opportunities to change these young people’s lives, that also changes these...

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Virginia CAP Paves New Pathways to Growing Weatherization Workforce

Posted on January 3, 2023 Posted By

Recently, we had the opportunity to sit down with the Hampton Roads Community Action Program (HRCAP), based in Newport News, VA, to discuss a unique pilot program. HRCAP’s Chief Operating Officer,...

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