“The poverty issue is ubiquitous,” Fred Carstensen, director of the Connecticut Center for Economic Analysis, said. “Almost everywhere we have seen increases. Not just in our core cities where we tend to think about it, but everywhere, even in our wealthy communities.”
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DSS Commissioner Roderick Bremby's Plenary Speech at the Community Action 2011 Professional Development Conference
DSS Commissioner Roderick Bremby's delivers one of the morning's plenary speeches at CAFCA's annual professional development conference. Commissioner Bremby speaks on some of his own experiences growing up, as well as his plans for creating positive change in the coming years as Commissioner at DSS.
Sen. Sanders makes his opening statement arguing that poverty is often a death sentence in the United States.
Dr. James Gatling, President/CEO of NOI, Inc. and CAFCA Board Chair, speaks at Congressman Murphy's press conference about the vital nature of LIHEAP (Heating/Energy Assistance). LIHEAP does make the difference between life and death for some families, we simply can't afford to jeopardize the program or the people it supports in any way.
WFUV Anchor Jerry Barmash discusses Marisa Galdi's story on the importance of the Low Income Heating and Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) and the essential nature of the program. Includes comments from CAFCA spokesperson.
Senate Majority Leader Martin M. Looney, D-New Haven, said 113,000 low-income households statewide received assistance last year, when the average benefit was $863. To qualify, recipients can only earn up to 150 percent of the federal poverty level, or $33,000 for a family of four.
CT-N's full coverage of the CAFCA/Operation Fuel LIHEAP Awareness Day Press Conference held on August 2nd, 2011.
CAFCA , Operation Fuel and state lawmakers urged Connecticut's congressional delegation to fight proposed cuts to the federal Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP). LIHEAP funds are distributed through the Connecticut Association for Community Action.
Hosted by Diane Smith with special guests Mark Pazniokas & Keith Phaneuf, Reporters for The Connecticut Mirror. Diane is also joined by Roderick Bremby, Commissioner of the Department of Social Services.