State of Poverty Blog

2017 Poverty Census Data & the CSBG Network

Posted on September 12, 2018 Posted By

This morning the U.S. Census Bureau released its latest data on poverty, income, and health insurance coverage. The results showed that incomes increased and poverty declined for a third consecutive...

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Hurricane Harvey: A Year Later

Posted on August 23, 2018 Posted By

This guest blog was provided by Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs, which oversees the 40 Community Action Agencies in Texas. We are Texans, we expect a storm or two to come our way,...

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LIHEAP & WAP- Working Together to Reduce Energy Burden

Posted on August 21, 2018 Posted By

Written By: Jaimee Kidd, NASCSP Intern The Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) provides critical support to low-income families working to ensure their own energy security and...

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CSBG Success Story- Tennessee

Posted on July 16, 2018 Posted By

The success story below was provided by Mid-Cumberland Community Action Agency (MCCAA) in Tennessee. The Richness of Gratitude “None is more impoverished than the one who has no gratitude....

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Overview: Ascend Report on Two-Generation Approaches to Poverty

Posted on July 3, 2018 Posted By

By: Jaimee Kidd, NASCSP Intern This June, Ascend at the Aspen Institute released an extensive report serving as an update on the success of two-generation approaches across the country. Dedicated to...

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National Healthy Homes Month 2018

Posted on May 30, 2018 Posted By

June is National Healthy Homes Month (NHHM), an initiative designed to spread awareness about the important connection between homes and the health of individuals, families, and communities. Created...

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Community Action Month- Success Stories from the Texas CSBG Network

Posted on May 24, 2018 Posted By

The guest blog below was written by Karen Keith, a Program Specialist with the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs in Austin, Texas. #CommunityActionWorks is one of two hashtags this...

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Utilize Your State Fact Sheet During Community Action Month!

Posted on May 15, 2018 Posted By

State fact sheets are one of the many resources NASCSP provides to highlight and showcase CSBG data. During Community Action Month, you can utilize state fact sheets to customize your communications...

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Community Action Month 2018

Posted on April 30, 2018 Posted By

National Community Action Month is here and NASCSP is excited to celebrate with you! Each year, Community Action Month provides a unique platform for the passionate members of our network to...

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Women of Weatherization Recap- #WomenOfWAP

Posted on April 18, 2018 Posted By

The Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP) has been around for over 40 years and has served over 7.4 million households, saving families money and making their homes healthier and safer. From the...

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