CAPIC’s Board Meeting CanceledJanuary 30, 2015 - Update February 9, 2014
FREE Tax PreparationJanuary 7, 2015
Contact the CAPIC Main Office at (617) 884-6130, or email email@example.com for more information.
Take the CAPIC Homeless Risk SurveyDecember 8, 2014
CAPIC is conducting this survey to examine the level of risk that families may have of becoming homeless. It is our intent to use the results of this survey to design services to prevent homelessness. We appreciate your participation and hope to share the results at the conclusion of the study.
A message from CAPIC's Executive DirectorNovember 20, 2014
I am both outraged and devastated by the news given to me today at 4:48 pm by DHCD that the Governor has exercised his 9c powers to eliminate CAPIC’s Special Earmark. The Earmark supports in full CAPIC’s Emergency Services Program. It funds three positions and provides emergency food, rental help, emergency shelter for dozens of area residents. What makes this action even more deplorable is that was made retroactive to July 1, 2014, nullifying funds that have already been spent on salary and services. We also have service commitments made that must now be withdrawn. This action eliminates our ability to respond to any housing related situations that occur on a daily basis. We have already spent $90,000.00, which now represents a deficit. Current obligations represent another several thousand dollars, which will be cancelled. It has been suggested that the new Administration may be more sensitive toward this dilemma and I believe that will likely be the case, however to maintain the staff and services while knowingly managing a deficit will require authorization from CAPIC’s Board and will also be a troubling problem if the new Administration is unable to restore funding.
I can’t help but wonder why this state government with multi-layers of bureaucrats cannot be more creative in developing solutions! I see the Governor has spent a king’s ransom on office remodeling, but strikes at the poor! Once again, take it out on those who can’t fight back…
We appreciate your support, caring and continued leadership.
Tax Preparation Volunteers NeededOctober 9, 2014
CAPIC is seeking volunteer tax counselors to help low-income taxpayers prepare their tax returns and claim eligible tax credits. Help low-income families in Chelsea, Revere and Winthrop. Trainings scheduled for Devember & January. If interested, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (617) 884-6130.More
CAPIC Fuel Assistance SeasonSeptember 17, 2014
CAPIC’s Fuel Assistance Program is open for the 2014-2015 season. Clients who received assistance last winter will be mailed an application package for this year’s program. New clients need to make an appointment to apply and can call 617-884-6130 to schedule a date.More