NAHRO and Community Action Partnership (the Partnership) are pleased to announce the release of the NAHRO and Community Action Partnership Survey Findings report. Community Action Partnership is a national, 501(c)3 nonprofit membership organization that provides technical assistance, training and other resources to Community Action Agencies, nonprofit and public groups funded by the Community Services Block Grant (CSBG), a federal program that allocates funding to states to combat poverty across the United States. Conducted in the Spring of 2017, the survey examines and assess crossover between the nation’s existing network of Community Action Agencies, Public Housing Agencies, and Local Redevelopment Agencies.
Nationally, Housing Authorities help over 4.8 million families and individuals by providing safe, decent, affordable housing for families in need. Community Action Agencies provide critical programs to more than 15 million people with low-incomes every year. Services provided by Community Action Agencies and local Housing and Redevelopment Agencies play an indispensable role in helping combat poverty. NAHRO and the Partnership hope to grow a new and exciting relationship to help address poverty in communities across the nation by strengthening partnerships between these essential and in many cases indispensable organizations. We believe that the mission of Public Housing Agencies and Community Action Agencies is strengthened through collaboration, and when the programs and services of Community Action Agencies are available to public housing residents, localities are in a far better position to combat poverty.