Facts

There are 1,700 elderly people in our 3 counties living in poverty (11%)

An essential role of a Community Action Agency is representing interests of low-income constituents. NEOCAA does this by providing accurate and current information to decision makers on how policies, funding decisions and regulations can be improved. We also strive to educate the community on the needs of families with poverty incomes through presentations at service clubs, in high school and college classrooms, and as guest speakers at local, regional and national conferences.

Population, income and economic condition data regarding Adair, Cherokee, Craig, Delaware, Muskogee and Ottawa Counties and the state are contained in NEOCAA’s Community Assessment.

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Associations

National Community Action Foundation
Community Action Partnership
OK Association of Community Action Agencies

Poverty

Hidden Link: Health Costs and Family Economic Insecurity. This 6 page Fact Sheet identifies how health care costs and medical debt affects family economic security. Organization: Families USA Date: 01 / 2009

Spotlight on Poverty and Opportunity. Website dedicated to news, ideas and actions.

Census Bureau Fact Sheets. Population, economic, industry, and geography studies for Craig County, Delaware County and Ottawa County.

In America (GAO Report). Economic Research Shows Adverse Impacts on Health Status and Other Social Conditions as well as the Economic Growth Rate. Poverty In America: Consequences for Individuals and the Economy

U.S. Conference of Mayors Releases Plan on Poverty. Repairing the Economic Ladder, A Transformative Investment Strategy to Reduce Poverty and Expand America's Middle Class paper outlines finding and recommendations from the United States Conference of Mayors Taskforce on Poverty, Work, and Opportunity.

Economic Policy Institute's Agenda for Shared Prosperity. The Agenda for Shared Prosperity will advance an economic program that is comprehensive, understandable, and workable. For more information regarding the scope of EPI's policy initiative, read the project overview and a list of topics.

National Symposium on Poverty and Economic Security Initiative sponsored by the Community Action Partnership. A Local Meeting Planning Guide, Frequently Asked Questions and the News Release are available.

From Poverty to Prosperity: A National Strategy to Cut Poverty in Half. The study sets out a series steps to designed to reduce poverty. The steps include expanding the Earned Income Tax Credit and the Child Tax Credit, guaranteeing child care assistance for low and moderate income parents, and others.

The Economics of Poverty: How Investments to Eliminate Poverty Benefit All Americans. This research study examines the benefits of investing in low-income Americans.

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