State of Poverty Blog

2018 Poverty Census Data Highlights

Posted on September 11, 2019 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 2017 and 2018, incomes stayed flat, the official...

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Update from the CSBG DATA Task Force Summer 2019 Meeting

Posted on August 14, 2019 Posted By

The CSBG DATA Task Force is convened by the National Association for State Community Services Programs (NASCSP) to assist the Office of Community Services (OCS) and NASCSP in understanding and...

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LIHEAP and WAP: A Dynamic Duo for Reducing the Low-Income Energy Burden

Posted on August 1, 2019 Posted By

Written By: Sophie Mariam, NASCSP Intern High energy costs place a significant burden on low-income families, due to the high percentage of monthly income these households spend on utility bills. A...

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Healthy Homes Month 2019

Posted on June 12, 2019 Posted By

Written by: Sophie Mariam, NASCSP Intern June is National Healthy Homes Month, an awareness campaign to emphasize the link between a safe home and the health of individuals and communities. The...

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Reflecting on Community Action Month

Posted on May 31, 2019 Posted By

Written by Pamela Harrison, CSBG State Assistance Director at NASCSP May is recognized as Community Action Month. Community Action Month was created to highlight Community Action Agencies’ (CAAs)...

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State Spotlight: Amidst the Disaster, Hope and Partnership in California

Posted on May 29, 2019 Posted By

This guest blog was written by Thomas Tenorio, CEO of the Community Action Agency of Butte County, in partnership with the California Department of Community Services and Development (CSD). CSD is...

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Community Action Month- Fact Friday #4

Posted on May 24, 2019 Posted By

Families served by CSBG have the ability to report all sources of income, not just the primary source to CAAs. It is critical to note that 14.5 percent of the families who reported income to CAAs,...

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State Spotlight: Connecting to the Roots of CSBG in Texas

Posted on May 20, 2019 Posted By

This guest blog was written by Karen Keith at the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs (TDHCA). TDHCA is the CSBG Grantee for the State of Texas. I’m not a native Texan; however, I did...

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Community Action Month- Fact Friday #3

Posted on May 17, 2019 Posted By

In FFY 2017, CAAs in every state reported information about the participants in their programs and projects. Over 15.3 million individuals and 6.3 million families, participated in CAA programs. The...

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Community Action Month- Fact Friday #2

Posted on May 10, 2019 Posted By

In FFY 2017, CSBG Eligible Entities, leveraged local CSBG dollars by a ratio of $7.36 to every dollar of CSBG. If the value of volunteer hours is included, the ratio of leveraged non-federal...

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