Community Advocates Public Policy Institute

Community Advocates Public Policy Institute The Community Advocates Public Policy Institute is dedicated to developing, demonstrating, and implementing uniquely effective solutions to poverty.

The Community Advocates Public Policy Institute is dedicated to preventing and reducing poverty while fostering wellness for individuals and families. Our current programs include Pathways to Ending Poverty, Transitional Jobs, the Effective ACA Implementation Project, the City of Milwaukee Tobacco-Free Alliance, Milwaukee County Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition (a county-wide AODA prevention i

The Community Advocates Public Policy Institute is dedicated to preventing and reducing poverty while fostering wellness for individuals and families. Our current programs include Pathways to Ending Poverty, Transitional Jobs, the Effective ACA Implementation Project, the City of Milwaukee Tobacco-Free Alliance, Milwaukee County Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition (a county-wide AODA prevention i

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This world su***de prevention day, #bethelight. Reach out to someone for help or to listen. If you are struggling, conta...
09/10/2021

This world su***de prevention day, #bethelight. Reach out to someone for help or to listen. If you are struggling, contact the su***de prevention lifeline at 800-273-8255.

This #WorldSuicidePreventionDay evening, light a candle in acknowledgement and support for su***de prevention and to enable those bereaved to remember a lost loved one and for the survivors of su***de. #bethelight

Tune into Homer Blow now to hear from MCSAP's Alex explain what will happen during our overdose awareness memorial event...
08/24/2021
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Tune into Homer Blow now to hear from MCSAP's Alex explain what will happen during our overdose awareness memorial event next week.

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08/11/2021

It will be very hot out today. Cooling sites are open today serving those vulnerable to the heat - please call ahead to confirm as services may be affected by power outages:

Edited to add message from Department on Aging:
“Effective immediately, Clinton Rose Senior Center is closed for today. The Center has no power and with temps and humidity soaring today we do not want anyone in that building. Meals have been diverted to Washington Park Senior Center. All of the other four county-owned senior centers (Kelly, Wilson, McGovern, and Washington) remain open today as usual. We will provide more updates as needed. Please forward this message to others in your network as needed. Thank you and have a good day!”
**Additionally - the Villard Square Branch library in Milwaukee is CLOSED today 8/11/21 due to their power outage.

MCSAP's 53206 Drug-Free Communities Project is one of more than 25 community partners and vendors participating in the M...
08/05/2021

MCSAP's 53206 Drug-Free Communities Project is one of more than 25 community partners and vendors participating in the Milwaukee County Healthy Start Prenatal Resource Fair on Friday, September 3. This fun-filled event is for pregnant moms in Milwaukee County and their child’s father or a male partner. There will be activities for kids, food and treats, giveaways and raffles including a car seat, stroller, baby items and more. We hope to see you there. Advance registration is required. Scan the QR code to register or go to this link childrenswi.link/resourcefair #MilwaukeeCounty #pregnantmoms

MCSAP's 53206 Drug-Free Communities Project is one of more than 25 community partners and vendors participating in the Milwaukee County Healthy Start Prenatal Resource Fair on Friday, September 3. This fun-filled event is for pregnant moms in Milwaukee County and their child’s father or a male partner. There will be activities for kids, food and treats, giveaways and raffles including a car seat, stroller, baby items and more. We hope to see you there. Advance registration is required. Scan the QR code to register or go to this link childrenswi.link/resourcefair #MilwaukeeCounty #pregnantmoms

"It’s important for tenants to keep paying rent, rent is still due, but if a tenant is having trouble paying rent, there...
08/04/2021
Struggling Wisconsin Renters Get Reprieve With Eviction Moratorium Extension

"It’s important for tenants to keep paying rent, rent is still due, but if a tenant is having trouble paying rent, there is help available," said Mike Bare of Community Advocates Public Policy Institute. "The combination of an eviction moratorium and rent assistance dollars is powerful for preventing evictions."

If you are a #tenant in #MilwaukeeCounty or #WaukeshaCounty who is behind on rent because of #COVID19, go to communityadvocates.net for #rentalassistance. If you are a #landlord with a tenant with back rent due, contact Milwaukee Rental Housing Resource Center

https://www.wpr.org/struggling-wisconsin-renters-get-reprieve-eviction-moratorium-extension

Just days after a national eviction moratorium expired, the Biden administration issued a new freeze that will remain in effect through Oct. 3. It covers much of Wisconsin, which is seeing "substantial" and "high" spread of the coronavirus.

From our blog: In a worst-case scenario, if #eviction filings were started against all 27,078 renters in #MilwaukeeCount...
07/30/2021
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From our blog: In a worst-case scenario, if #eviction filings were started against all 27,078 renters in #MilwaukeeCounty who are estimated to be behind in their rent, it would nearly double the number of filings in all of 2019.

Make sure you don't put yourself at risk of eviction! Go to communityadvocates.net, email [email protected] or call 414-270-4646.

https://ppi.communityadvocates.net/news-events/blog.html/article/2021/07/28/is-a-storm-of-evictions-brewing-

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07/28/2021

#MilwaukeeCounty and #WaukeshaCounty #landlords: Before you begin costly #eviction proceedings against a #tenant who is behind on rent, contact Milwaukee Rental Housing Resource Center for better alternatives. Mediation, rent assistance, and more.

Community Advocates welcomed a special guest this morning --Congresswoman Gwen S. Moore, who announced that she's reintr...
07/23/2021

Community Advocates welcomed a special guest this morning --Congresswoman Gwen S. Moore, who announced that she's reintroducing the Worker Relief and Credit Reform Act, which would provide more $$ support for students and caregivers. Our Senior Policy Advocate Julie Kerksick and Sachin Chheda of the Economic Security Project also spoke at the event. #WRCR

Community Advocates welcomed a special guest this morning --Congresswoman Gwen S. Moore, who announced that she's reintroducing the Worker Relief and Credit Reform Act, which would provide more $$ support for students and caregivers. Our Senior Policy Advocate Julie Kerksick and Sachin Chheda of the Economic Security Project also spoke at the event. #WRCR

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07/16/2021

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Do you need to get vaccinated?

We’re hosting another community COVID-19 vaccine clinic in partnership with the Wisconsin National Guard, Tuesday, July 20 on Milwaukee’s northwest side.

• 11:00 a.m. – 5 p.m.
• 6055 N. 91st Street, Milwaukee
• First or second dose Pfizer vaccines available for people 12 and up
• No appointment necessary


#StopTheSpread #CrushCovidMKE #CommunityFirst

It's happening! The #ChildTaxCredit payments are being sent to parents in #Wisconsin and across the country. If you file...
07/15/2021
The American Rescue Plan 2021 expands the Child Tax Credit in 2021.

It's happening! The #ChildTaxCredit payments are being sent to parents in #Wisconsin and across the country. If you file federal taxes or received a stimulus check, the monthly payments should be automatic. If you don't have to file taxes, you need to sign up. Get more details at the link in English and Espanol.

https://communityadvocates.net/what-we-do/child-tax-credit-expansion-outreach.html

The American Rescue Plan 2021 provides a temporary expansion of the Child Tax Credit. Here's information on how to receive payments and when they will arrive.

07/15/2021
Child Tax Credit Virtual Rally

The historic Child Tax Credit is here to help all families succeed—and we’re celebrating with Vice President Kamala Harris because YOUR family matters.

The Economic Security Project and Building Back Together are hosting Family Matters: A Virtual Celebration of the Child Tax Credit on July 15th at 2 p.m. ET, featuring keynote remarks by Vice President Kamala Harris! The celebration will be emceed live by Dorian Warren and Melissa Harris Perry.

Family Matters will stream live RIGHT HERE and at markham.live/childtaxcredit starting at 2 p.m. ET on July 15th and we hope you join us to hear from parents and families from around America. We'll also have special appearances by: Senator Elizabeth Warren, Senator Raphael Warnock, Congresswoman Barbara Lee, Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro, Robert Griffin III, Reverend William Barber II, Ai-jen Poo, Rashad Robinson, Sara Nelson, Kristin Rowe-Finkbeiner, Natalie Foster, Addisu Demissie, and more.

Join us by RSVPing here: https://p2a.co/n9crzFJ

The Economic Security Project and Building Back Together are excited to be joined by over 30 organizations as co-sponsors, including: Community Change, The Care Can't Wait Coalition, Center for the Study of Social Policy, Children's Defense Fund, Children's HealthWatch, Color Of Change, Colorado People’s Alliance, Community Advocates Public Policy Institute, Down Home North Carolina, Fighting Chance for Families, First Focus on Children, Fuerza, Golden State Opportunity, High Ground Institute, Income Movement, Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, Lift, Marshall Plan for Moms, Mayors for Guaranteed Income, Mi Familia Vota, MomsRising, Mother's Outreach Network, MoveOn, National Women's Law Center, ParentsTogether Action, People's Action, RESULTS, Saver Life, Springboard To Opportunities, United State of Women, Universal Income Project, and West Virginia Action Group.

ATTENTION PARENTS: #ChildTaxCredit payments start arriving on July 15, and we’re celebrating with Vice President Kamala ...
07/14/2021
Join us to celebrate the Child Tax Credit with Vice President Kamala Harris!

ATTENTION PARENTS: #ChildTaxCredit payments start arriving on July 15, and we’re celebrating with Vice President Kamala Harris!

These are monthly direct cash payments for each child under 18, and there are no restrictions on how you can use this support. No strings attached.

To learn more and make sure you’re set up to receive this support, join us: p2a.co/n9crzFJ

Ask any parent you know. They’ll tell you $300 a month is going to help A LOT. That’s why I’m celebrating the #ChildTaxCredit on July 15th at 2 p.m. ET. Tag a parent in the comments here to join this virtual event with me! p2a.co/n9crzFJ

Social justice and faith-based organizations held a news conference on Thursday, July 8 to tout making permanent the #Ch...
07/09/2021
$300 Child Tax Credit payment should be permanent, Milwaukee leaders say

Social justice and faith-based organizations held a news conference on Thursday, July 8 to tout making permanent the #ChildTaxCredit that Wisconsin families will soon be receiving.

The Child Tax Credit, which was recently expanded, will give most families in the state a tax credit of $300 a month per child.

https://www.fox6now.com/news/child-tax-credit-organizations-urge-300-credit-to-become-permanent

Social justice and faith-based organizations touted making permanent the Child Tax Credit that Wisconsin families will soon be receiving.

06/25/2021

If you can claim kids on your taxes, but haven't filed taxes in 2 years, you need to act to get the advance #ChildTaxCredit payments this year - up to $300 per child a month. Need help with your taxes? Check out this outreach event SATURDAY in downtown #Milwaukee. Get the details on the flyer.
IRS Taxpayer Assistance Center
211 W Wisconsin Ave.
Milwaukee, WI 53203

June 26 and July 10
10 a.m. to 7 p.m. CT

Join City of Milwaukee Tobacco-Free Alliance and partners in this look at how #to***co is being sold in #Milwaukee. RSVP...
06/23/2021

Join City of Milwaukee Tobacco-Free Alliance and partners in this look at how #to***co is being sold in #Milwaukee. RSVP now!

Join City of Milwaukee Tobacco-Free Alliance and their partners on June 24th as they discuss Retailer & community education around compliance checks for retailers in Milwaukee. The Webinar will begin at 11am-12pm via ZOOM this Thursday. Register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/retailer-community-education-event-tickets-158000217905

Join Greater Milwaukee Foundation's On the Table talks to learn what you can do to promote healthy, affordable, stable h...
06/23/2021

Join Greater Milwaukee Foundation's On the Table talks to learn what you can do to promote healthy, affordable, stable housing in your community. Community Advocates' Deborah Heffner and Legal Aid Society of Milwaukee's Colleen Foley will share their insights. #onthetableMKE

What can you do to support affordable housing & stabilization in your community? Join Colleen Foley of Legal Aid Society of Milwaukee and Deborah Heffner of Community Advocates for a special #onthetableMKE conversation as part of our June 25 A Milwaukee for All virtual event. bit.ly/AMFAPerry

Did you know #Wisconsin families will begin receiving Child Tax Credit payments beginning in July? Learn what you need t...
06/22/2021

Did you know #Wisconsin families will begin receiving Child Tax Credit payments beginning in July? Learn what you need to do, especially if you don't regularly file taxes. #CTC #ChildTaxCredit

https://communityadvocates.net/what-we-do/child-tax-credit-expansion-outreach.html

Did you know #Wisconsin families will begin receiving Child Tax Credit payments beginning in July? Learn what you need to do, especially if you don't regularly file taxes. #CTC #ChildTaxCredit

https://communityadvocates.net/what-we-do/child-tax-credit-expansion-outreach.html

RSVP now for TUESDAY's session on health disparities and #to***co and substance use.
06/21/2021

RSVP now for TUESDAY's session on health disparities and #to***co and substance use.

Join City of Milwaukee Tobacco-Free Alliance to learn more about health disparities in Milwaukee, what factors contribute to them, and how they affect to***co and substance use. To register, click this link: https://zoom.us/j/98637445948?pwd=eFgwUW9vNVRuMWQvd2RyYlNWaFkrZz09
Attendees will receive a thank you $10 gift card after the event.

06/18/2021

Our offices will be closed Friday to observe #Juneteenth. We'll connect with you on Monday.

Great recap of our conversation with Senator Tammy Baldwin Indian Community School Forward Latino Kids Forward & Social ...
06/07/2021
Reducing Poverty: Sen. Tammy Baldwin Talks American Rescue Plan Benefits - Milwaukee Courier Weekly Newspaper

Great recap of our conversation with Senator Tammy Baldwin Indian Community School Forward Latino Kids Forward & Social Development Commission on the American Rescue Plan's many benefits for #Wisconsin kids, including the #ChildTaxCredit expansion. Thanks to the Milwaukee Courier for covering the event.

https://milwaukeecourieronline.com/index.php/2021/06/04/reducing-poverty-sen-tammy-baldwin-talks-american-rescue-plan-benefits/

By Ana Martinez-Ortiz George Hinton, the CEO of the Social Development Commission, is ready to see people thrive and not just survive. America is one of the richest countries in the world, he said, but its poverty levels are higher than most. “We called it the war on poverty in 1965, but apparentl...

Good opportunity for youth who want open communication & a great haircut. RSVP details below. From Empower.MKE
05/25/2021

Good opportunity for youth who want open communication & a great haircut. RSVP details below. From Empower.MKE

Barbershop!!!! Come get cut and cleaned up!

#mentalhealthmatters
05/12/2021

#mentalhealthmatters

It's okay not to be okay. Please know that help is always available if you or someone you love is having a hard time this week, or for those struggling with mental health or substance use.
💚 Help yourself and share to help others.
https://fal.cn/3fkUD #MentalHealthMonth

From our partners at Employ Milwaukee. Share widely!
05/06/2021

From our partners at Employ Milwaukee. Share widely!

Paying out the #EITC and #CTC a few times a year, instead of in one lump sum, could help workers make ends meet. Here's ...
04/26/2021

Paying out the #EITC and #CTC a few times a year, instead of in one lump sum, could help workers make ends meet. Here's a roundup of a 4-part convening we held with GeorgetownLaw CenteronPoverty and Economic Security Project on what's already being done to use the tax code for good.
https://ppi.communityadvocates.net/news-events/blog.html/article/2021/04/26/convening-discusses-periodic-payments-of-tax-credits-to-help-low-wage-workers

Paying out the #EITC and #CTC a few times a year, instead of in one lump sum, could help workers make ends meet. Here's a roundup of a 4-part convening we held with GeorgetownLaw CenteronPoverty and Economic Security Project on what's already being done to use the tax code for good.
https://ppi.communityadvocates.net/news-events/blog.html/article/2021/04/26/convening-discusses-periodic-payments-of-tax-credits-to-help-low-wage-workers

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