WisCAP Community Action News

2014 A Home for Everyone Conference

PowerPoint Presentations from this year’s A Home for Everyone Conference are now available.

Mark Eppli’s Plenary, Wednesday, July 16: Mark Eppli Plenary Housing, Household Tenure Choice, and the Locations We Choose

Sheila Crowley’s Plenary, Thursday, July 17:  Sheila Crowley Plenary The Future of Federal Housing Policy

Workshop: Trauma Informed Care:  Trauma Informed Care

Workshop:  HUD Homeless Programs Q & A:  HUD Homeless Programs Q&A

Workshop:  Housing First: Housing First

Indianhead CAA Receives Governor’s Award for Excellence in Community Action

Governor's AwardIndianhead Community Action Agency (CAA) is the recipient of the 2014 Governor’s Award for Excellence in Community Action. The agency, headquartered in Ladysmith and serving the northwest counties of Burnett, Clark, Rusk, Sawyer, Taylor and Washburn, received the award for its business development program, which helps low-income entrepreneurs start up their own businesses. As new entrepreneurs are successful, they also offer a ‘hand up’ to other rural entrepreneurs or workers. This gives other individuals employment or a chance for skills development, further expanding opportunities for economic self-sufficiency and for growing communities. Continue Reading

Annual Meeting and 40th Anniversary Commemoration Recap

The Wisconsin Community Action Program Association (WISCAP) held its annual meeting and 40th anniversary commemoration on May 8th and 9th at the Monona Terrace Community and Convention Center in Madison.

WISCAP was incorporated in 1974 as a private, not-for-profit association to serve the training and public advocacy needs of Wisconsin’s Community Action network. In addition to the 40th anniversary of WISCAP’s incorporation, 2014 also represents the 50th anniversary of President Lyndon B. Johnson proclaiming a ‘war on poverty’ across the nation. The creation and formation of Community Action Agencies were core components of that ‘war on poverty’.
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Lakeshore CAP Expands Emergency Housing Services in Sheboygan

Blog Posts-Lakeshore CAP-May 2014

Lakeshore CAP Emergency Housing Personnel

On May 4th, Lakeshore CAP began serving as the consolidated intake agency for the Sheboygan County Housing Coalition. Known as the Sheboygan Housing Assistance Center, or SHAC, this function had previously been part of the Salvation Army of Sheboygan County’s operation. In the fall of 2013 the Salvation Army advised members of the coalition that they would be discontinuing operation of SHAC by June of 2014. The coalition put forth an RFP that was successfully answered by Lakeshore CAP. Continue Reading

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GOVERNOR COMMENDS WISCAP ON ITS 40TH ANNIVERSARY

Governor Scott Walker, on May 5, 2014, issued a Certificate of Commendation to WISCAP in honor of its 40th anniversary. The Commendation read:

WHEREAS; there are 16 agencies in the Wisconsin Community Action Program Association (WISCAP) working and collaborating with local communities to effectively mobilize human and financial resources to combat and prevent the causes of poverty, and help people achieve economic self-sufficiency; and

WHEREAS; their statewide partners are the United Migrant Opportunity Services, the Coalition of Wisconsin Aging Groups, and the Foundation for Rural Housing; and

WHEREAS; WISCAP has contributed major programming in the areas of affordable housing, weatherization and rehabilitation of homes, employment, entrepreneurship, Head Start, food and nutrition, community economic development, health, education, and many other programs; and

WHEREAS; WISCAP includes low-income people in their policy development in full partnership with the private sector and government;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, Scott Walker, Governor of the State of Wisconsin, do hereby commend the Wisconsin Community Action Program Association agencies on their 40th anniversary.

DONE AT THE CAPITOL IN
THE CITY OF MADISON THIS
5TH DAY OF MAY 2014

SCOTT WALKER
GOVERNOR

WHAT IS WISCAP?

The Wisconsin Community Action Program Association (WISCAP) is the statewide association for Wisconsin’s sixteen (16) Community Action Agencies and three single-purpose agencies with statewide focus. Read more

UPCOMING EVENTS

‘Poverty Matters!’ Conference

Sep 24, 2014

WISCAP Fall Quarterly Meeting

Nov 5, 2014

COMMUNITY ACTION WORKS

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