OACAA Briefing
The latest news from OACAA and Ohio CAAs
July 2016 - In This Issue:
Volunteers repair 50 homes. Read more in Network News. (Source: Journal-News)

The Community Action Agency Network is made up of more than 1,100 local, private, non-profit and public agencies, created through the Economic Opportunity Act of 1964. 


Ohio is made up of 48 agencies serving all 88 counties in the state. 


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The Community Action Promise
"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."
Wrapping up the 2016 Annual Summer Conference
Last week, OACAA held the 2016 Annual Summer Conference, which was hosted by Community Action Commission of Erie, Huron, and Richland Counties, and welcomed over 200 Community Action professionals from across the state back to Sawmill Creek Resort in Huron, Ohio. The full schedule of plenary sessions, breakout classrooms, awards, and recognitions kept attendees busy and learning throughout the conference.

Breakout sessions included four tracks: Agency Board of Directors, Reentry, Fiscal/HR, and History of the War on Poverty. Agency staff members were recognized for their years of service including Beverly Ferguson of Clinton County Community Action Program who celebrated 50 years of service this year!... Read More
Volunteers repair 50 homes throughout Butler County
(Source: Journal-News)
BUTLER COUNTY - Fifty homes in Hamilton, Middletown and Fairfield received much needed repairs this week thanks to the efforts of about 400 young people from multiple states and 150 local volunteers as part of the Group Workcamps Home Repair Project.

The Group Cares Foundation and Supports to Encourage Low-Income Families (SELF) co-sponsored the weeklong home repair blitz to improve the living conditions for low-income senior citizens, people with disabilities, and families with small children, said Rebecca Palen, community relations director for SELF.

Because of the number of young people - about twice as many as last year - residents throughout Butler County received assistance, instead of just one city, she said. Watch the video
Pitts named CAC executive director
(Source: News Watchman)
PIKE COUNTY -  The Community Action Committee (CAC) of Pike County has named Keith Pitts as its new executive director. According to Pitts, he took the position in late April 2016, when the organization's former executive director, Gary Roberts, took another position at Ironton-Lawrence Community Action.
"I was excited for the opportunity to move up in the organization," said Pitts, who has a long employment history with Community Action and other social service agencies... Read more
The Nonprofit Overtime Implementation Conundrum

The U.S. Department of Labor recently published its Overtime Final Rule that will require most employers, including nonprofits, to pay overtime to all employees earning less than $47,476 per year, more than double the current threshold of $23,660. The new salary level threshold will trigger overtime pay requirements regardless of whether individual employees are considered salaried (exempt) or hourly (nonexempt). The new overtime rules take effect on December 1, 2016. Read more 
Board of Trustees Meeting
OACAA's next board meeting will be on August 19th beginning at 10:00 a.m. at the Sheraton on Capital Square. Please RSVP your attendance to [email protected]
Housing security helps family move forward
After living in a domestic violence shelter, and with two children to support, Daniel Durbin was unsure how he would find permanent housing. He feared he and his children would end up on the streets...  Read more
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