July News - CAAP Launches New Website
July News - CAAP Launches New Website
CAAP Update Newsletter
July News, Events & Resources
Click to view the "On The Walls" poster series promoting social wellness.

Central PA Leadership Change

Michelle Stiner                                                                   Willam Zupich

Congrats, William and Michelle!

Michelle Stiner is the new Executive Director at Central Pennsylvania Community Action, Inc. (CPCA), who succeeds William "Zip" Zupich.  Zip retired last month after 44 years with CPCA. We wish him all the best in his retirement and thank him for his years of dedication to Community Action and Pennsylvania residents.  As far as our wishes for Michelle's success, we cannot say it any better than Zip. 
"Michelle will be an inspiration to our Board, staff and the communities that we serve as she provides energy, an upbeat personality, and a vision to help impoverished people become self-sufficient," shares Zip. 
A New Site Dedicated to Our Member Agencies

Rediscover the new CAAP website.  

CAAP member Agencies are encouraged to browse through your new Association website and use it throughout the year as a resource for your Agency work. Let us know what else you would like to see posted on it, and which additional resources we can provide.

Send your job postings for the new site.

CAAP would like to help spread the word statewide about your staff openings and about Community Action in our Commonwealth.  Send your job openings to Charlotte year-round as we continue to promote them on the CAAP Website and paid social media pages. Follow/Like CAAP on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook and LinkedIn.  Copy/share our post content anytime throughout the year. 
Are your job postings on CAAP's new Careers page?

CAAP To Hold A Virtual DEI Event

Save The Date: September 28, 2021; 2 - 3:30 p.m. ET Title "CAAP Community Action Conversation on DEI" 

Mark your calendar to attend this CAAP Member-Agency event.  Details will be in the August CAAP Update and on the new DEI pages of CAAP's website by August 1st. Contact Winslow Mason, Senior Director for Strategic Change, with questions.

CAAP Self Sufficiency Awards!

November 4, 2021; 6:30 - 8:00 p.m. ET 
The Self-Sufficiency Awards are back for 2021. This will be a virtual event and details will be available through CAAP emails in July as the program is developed, and also in the August 2021 CAAP Update Newsletter and on the Event Calendar page of the new CAAP website. Start thinking about who you will submit. Questions can be submitted to Charlotte.

American Rescue Plan Monthly Child Tax Benefit starting July 15th 

       Program to Continue Promoting Locally

The IRS Child Tax Credit got a boost from the American Rescue Plan, signed into law by President Joe Biden in March 2021. The new enhanced credit increases the annual benefit per child age 17 and younger to $3,000 from $2,000 for 2021. It also gives an additional $600 benefit for children under the age of 6 for the 2021 tax year.  Read the Advance Child Tax Credit Payments in 2021 IRS article.

American Rescue Plan And The Emergency Broadband Benefit

Promote the EBB and ARP At The Agency Level
NCAP has created two documents to help Community Action Agencies promote the FCC's Emergency Broadband Benefit (EBB) and benefits included in the American Rescue Plan (ARP). The Emergency Broadband Benefit helps defray the household's costs of internet, while the American Rescue Plan includes an assortment of benefits for eligible families. We encourage Community Action Agencies to use these documents to spread the word with customers about these important programs.

PHFA Accepting Mixed-Use Development Tax Credit Bids

            Tax credit bid deadline is July 16

The Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency announced that it is accepting bids for the purchase of $3 million in mixed-use development tax credits. The funds collected from successful bidders will be used for the construction or rehabilitation of mixed-use developments in Pennsylvania communities.  The deadline for bids is 2 p.m. on July 16th.

PHFA June Newsletter

Get An Update Or Refresher on the Programs
PHFA launched two new homebuyer assistance programs in March, and they are proving to be immensely popular. The first is a purchase assistance loan that is “Forgivable In Ten” years; hence its name, K-FIT.  The second program is a $500 grant that can be applied to homebuyers’ down payment and closing costs when they are buying a home.  Read the June 4th Newsletter for more information about these opportunities and to sign up for it.

PHFA Multi-Family Affordable Housing Conference July 21-22

Continuing Education For Housing Professionals

Registration is now open for PHFA’s 2021 Multi-family Affordable Housing Conference. This year’s conference is planned for July 21-22. This conference attracts attendees from across the multifamily housing industry with sessions related to property management, resident service coordination, fair housing and much more. The 2019 conference was one of the largest ever, and they are hoping for an even better turnout this year.

The Latest ERAP Monthly Report

Click to view the report that was released in June 2021.

Sign Up For

CAAP Education Webinars

All Member Agencies are welcome to reserve a spot.
View 2021 webinar information for for the 2021 webinar series on the Training page of the new CAAP Website.  There are five education tracks to choose from.  Questions? Contact Leslie McRobbie, CAAP Education Director.

2021 Annual NCAP Convention

September 1-3 with Pre-Convention Training on August 30-31
Remember to register and learn more about this hybrid event the NCAP annual convention website page. 

2021 NCAF Conference 

  • Monday, Sept. 27, 2021 from 3:00pm-5:00pm ET
  • Tuesday, Sept. 28, 2021 from 3:00pm-5:00pm ET
  • Monday, Oct. 4, 2021 from 3:00pm-5:00pm ET
  • Tuesday, October 5, 2021, “Fly-In” Day to meet with Congress

    The dates for this event are posted on the NCAF website.

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