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All Families Deserve a Chance Coalition Summertime Meeting July, 2015

July 10, 2015

Notes for the meeting of All Families Deserve a Chance Coalition (AFDC) in the new United Way.  July

 

the Center on Law and Policy 

Chaer hobbled

_Aubrey Hvsold

Casey O’Donnell

 

_Nancy Morehead

 

Linda Olson retiring September 1 from 

 

Human Services Liaison to State Legislature

Bonnie Diehardt Arapahoe County Aurora homeless task force

John Danderund Human Services Network

Elizabeth Horn is in New York

missing Meg who is in Philly

Ms. Kamenetsky no esta

 

power point apparently

“returning ciizens”  ex-offenders

Pathways out of Poverty October 9 a Friday Colorado Center on Law and Policy

 

Christine Curley? – DHS

Robert Reich  Common Cause event in the fall

 

Laurie Harvey no esta

Self-sufficiency Standard  2015

 

36 states have the standard?

what income families need to make ends meet

transportation, food, child care, rent, utilities, medical costs, employment and taxes – across the state highest cost of living through Colorado.

 

1.5 times Federal Poverty Level to 4 times higher in Pitkin County.

 

No county can a person on minimum wage  $8.23 an hour

 

income bench marks

$2,000.00 less with a child in high school who does not need child care.

 

Denver comparable to Washington, D.C.  in amount of money that a person needs.

 

17% increase to 

 

no slowing of costs in annual cost of living

cost of living has increased three times in last decade

inflation CPI (CONSUMER PRICE INDEX)up 32%  last 14 years

 

up 53% IN COST OF LIVING 

 

10 largest occupation 1:5 coloradans earn income in these 5 trades  secretaries, customer service, janitor,s relatail, food prep, waiters and people of their ilk.

 

take home money after taxes 

cliff effect in transportation, child care, housing costs, utilities, incidental costs

 

Page 21 of the report:  shows total monthly expenses

 

$5,000.00 a month to live  how much a family has to make to live.  Still takes $1,500.00 if you receive all of the these benefits.

 

minimum wages they can only meet 34% of their needs.

 

with benefits they can meet 98%of their needs

 

ELDERLY  does this take into account medical home, increased medical expenses and the impact of aging and a self-sufficiency standard?

 

Department of Local Affairs web site listed 

 

updated elderly standard index

 

long-term care

 

no one is helping me self-sufficency standard does not include SUPPORTS from anyone

 

not culturally relevant to specific ethnic groups

rapidly increasing cost of housing  low vacancy rates

 

rentals not within the last two years 

median rent is irrelevant Fair rental rate  FMR Fair Market Rate  40th percentile nationally

Denver 50th percentile

Metro Mayor’s Caucus:  a lot of vouchers that are out there creating incentives for providing units at a rate that is reasonable.

Concentrated poverty.

 

diceminate to the legislature:  Claire does not send things to the legislators until the session  GARY INVESTMENT CORPORATION –  PITON 

Women’s Foundation

Chambers paid for printing

Casey, Chair of AFDC legislative committee  – tracking legislation

Colorado Social Legislative Committee

 

Nancy is speaking on involvement history

TANF  Seth Clothier  late 90’s

focused ONLY on Poverty

Poverty Reduction Task Force

9 to 5

Hunger Free Colorado

Colores

El Centro Humanitario

State Wide Anti-Poverty Network

NAMI

Cross Disabilities Coalition

 

Multi-issue coalition

 

self-sufficiency coalition

 

 

community action network

 

events drive our membership

 

Colorado Coalition for the Homeless Advocacy and Education

 

HUGE group here county

 

AIM

 

not a lot of issues focused on poverty

 

Senate Bill 177 Senator Boyd

 

who are allies?

 

people struggling in poverty  counties’ reserves were growing and growing and growing

women’s Lobby

aging and adult services

Nancy is speaking again: 

 

Cathy Underhill  –  Hunger Free Colorado

 

Casey proactive  putting forward  taking a much more active role in supporting legislation

 

9 to 5 Colorado is working on several fronts

 

Josiah has come

Bill Hana

Children’s Campaign on Poverty

 

Mi Casa

 

second Friday longer meeting lunch half day retreat

Tracey Stewart new position  corporate  Gary Community Invetsment Group

 

Director of Community Investments for the Family 

Steph Clothier  NCSL  hired at Gary to work on Child Care

 

meet every other month

 

Fall people have energy and commitment

 

Definitely interested in a half day retreat

issues:  blip:  changes to low-income assistance program because a lot of people are not being reached by the enegery assistance program

 

Energy Assistance Program  Enrique

 

CCLP does keep these ideas in the fore front

Bell Policy Institute: Steve

Internal retreat who we bring to the table assignments  EXPANDED – September  11.

External Event to bring people together

Updates:  

JAY MORAN  Chief Operating Office Denver Human Services

Don Mares:  Manager of Human Services

 

Denver Office of Bahavioral Health:  Regina Huerter

E.D. Urban Peak at one time

 

another child was murdered due to neglect and abuse.

Doug Linkhardt leaving Public Health

Lori Danmiller leaving Parks and Recreation

Derek Okuba:  Community Relations expanded Darius Smith who is for resolving disputes liaison for the community organizations

 

focused on consumers and poverty

 

Reggie Beka Department of the Treasury

 

Alison George is now Director of the Division of Housing

 

CCLP  affordable housing bill once again

$300,000.00 full purchase ID documents at minimum to process contract

three months out to be reimbursed.

 

Identifications ID bring a birth certificate if you run out of time.

 

Linda Olson is speaking about these matters

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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