Blog

8/29 Hurricane Harvey

Community Action Responds to Hurricane Harvey Thousands of Texans have been affected by this disaster – having homes demolished or heavily damaged from the high winds during the initial landfall, and many more communities flooded with the ongoing rain that followed. The network of Community Action Agencies stands ready to respond. The national Community Action Partnership’s Network for Good website accepted donations through October 31, 2017, to be used by local Community Action Agencies in

...read more

3/16 Woman Helped by Houston CAA

Impoverished Woman Moves from Subsidized Housing to Master’s Degree and Dream Job Read about it on the Office of Community Service’s website.

...read more

10/1 Nat'l Weatherization Evaluations

The U.S. Department of Energy released the full results of the Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP) evaluations covering program years 2008 and 2010. See the full reports on Oak Ridge National Laboratory’s website under WAP Retrospective Evaluation and WAP Recovery Act Evaluation. The evaluations showed families very satisfied with the program and reporting many health and well-being benefits, such as: Fewer times when they paid utility bills instead of buying food – in fact, fewer households

...read more

8/11 Weatherization Assistance Program Study Disputed

The U.S. Department of Energy has released comments disputing information contained in the recent study by the E2e Project. View the comments online.

...read more

6/3 2014 State CSBG Fact Sheet

The National Association for State Community Services Programs (NASCSP) has published state fact sheets for Federal Fiscal Year (FFY) 2013 Community Services Block Grant (CSBG) results. Access the Texas fact sheet online.

...read more

12/30 2014 CSBG Annual Report Released

2014 CSBG annual report

The National Association for State Community Services Programs (NASCSP) has published the 2014 Community Services Block Grant (CSBG) Annual Report, as well as Fiscal Year 2013 (FY13) CSBG Highlights. The report features outcomes, statistics, and demographic data from over 1,000 Community Action Agencies nationwide.

...read more

9/2 The Promise of Community Action

Community Action changes people’s lives, embodies the spirit of hope, improves communities, and makes America a better place to live. We care about the entire community, and we are dedicated to helping people help themselves and each other.

8/20 Economic Opportunity Act - 50 Year Anniversary

The Economic Opportunity Act, 50 Years Later: We Need Renewed Presidential Leadership Happy Anniversary, Community Action, a message from Jeannie Chaffin, Director of the Office of Community Services. Marking Five Decades of the Economic Opportunity Act Communities, Individuals, and the Long Fight Against Poverty

...read more

1/17 Commemorating the War on Poverty at 50

Poverty is in the news these days as the anniversary year of the declaration of the War on Poverty hits 50 years. To commemorate the occasion, a webpage has been set up to capture news articles and publications covering the topics. It will be updated throughout the year.

...read more

1/17 Community Services Block Grant Reauthorization

On January 13, 2014, H.R. 3854 was introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives to reauthorize and modernize the Community Services Block Grant Act. Track the bill’s progress online.

...read more
← newer older→