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Press release Frank J. Mecca

Senate Plan Prioritizes Housing and Keeping Families Together
CalWORKs Housing Support and Bringing Families Home Programs are Key Investments to End Homeless and Poverty

SACRAMENTO— Frank Mecca, executive director of the County Welfare Directors Association of California (CWDA), released the following statement in response to the bipartisan “No Place like Home” State Budget initiative led by Pro Tem Kevin de Leon and supported by a coalition of Senators:

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New Look, Same Dynamic CWDA

Visiting our new website for the first time and noticing we look a little different? Rest assured we’re the same CWDA - promoting a human services system that encourages self-sufficiency of families and communities, and protects vulnerable children and adults from abuse and neglect. We’re still committed to Advocating, Educating and Collaborating. CWDA - Advancing Human Services for the Welfare of All Californians.


Repeal MFG Makes Sacramento Bee’s Top 15 Political Stories of 2015

The shameful maximum family grant (MFG) policy that has exacerbated the hardship children and families in the CalWORKs program face each day and continued work to repeal it made The Sacramento Bee’s Top 15 political stories of 2015.


CalEITC4Me – Statewide Campaign Launches

A large coalition of public and private partners has launched a statewide campaign to bring awareness to the new state Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) that was signed into law by Governor Brown as part of the 2015-16 State Budget. The campaign is known as CalEITC4Me. CWDA sits on a workgroup that is involved in the campaign.

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Welcome New Year’s Gift for Struggling Children and Families

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It’s no secret, and should be no surprise, that California faces a growing problem of housing affordability that threatens the ability of our state’s economy to continue its recovery as it threatens the ability of struggling families to find safe, quality places to live that don’t place them on the edge of financial ruin.