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Address Economic Opportunity and Keep Community Action

October 4, 2011

Times are tough, and it's particularly hard for those in poverty. Today in Minnesota 10.9 percent (USDA) of the population is living in poverty, up from 7.9 percent 10 years ago. Even though former Gov. Tim Pawlenty and the state had a campaign to cut  chronic homelessness in half, the latest survey from Wilder Research reported a 25 percent increase in homelessness over 2006. Increased poverty

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Census Poverty Data Released: Economic Crisis Hits the Poor the Hardest

October 4, 2011

On September 13, 2011 the Census Bureau released their annual  Income, Poverty, and Health Insurance Coverage in the United States report detailing the latest poverty data and statistics from the Current Population Survey. The number of people in poverty has risen to 46.2 million—the largest number in the 52 years for which poverty estimates have been pub-lished. The official poverty rate rose

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CSBG Data Corner: CSBG Data Wheel

October 4, 2011

As the fight to keep CSBG at an adequate funding level continues, NASCSP wants to be sure all our members and supporters have the most up-to-date information regarding the success of CSBG. In mid-September all CSBG members should  have  received  the  2010  CSBG  Annual  Report  and Highlights via mail. We also sent them to State CAA Associations, partners, governors, and key

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CSBG Spotlight: Innovative Childcare Program at Oregon CAA

October 4, 2011

Innovative Childcare Program at Oregon CAA Helps a Community Play, Share, and Grow We know from extensive research studies that low-income families with children often face additional challenges and obstacles in becoming economically stable, compared to those without children. One of the premiere challenges that these families face is finding affordable and quality childcare. Lack of proper

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Navigating the Road to Financial Stability

September 1, 2011

Amidst great discussion about the macroeconomic condition of the United States, a group of practitioners, researchers, and policymakers gathered on Capitol Hill to discuss the micro-economic reality for many lower-income Americans.  The focus stayed on savings and credit for this group, convened by the Congressional Savings and Ownership Caucus, the Asset Building Program of the New American

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