HARrison-CArroll-TUScawaras Community Action serves low income people in three Eastern Ohio Counties
HARCATUS Tri-County Community Action Organization Helping People Help Themselves
Carroll and Tuscarawas Counties since 1965.
HARCATUS Mission includes planning and coordination
of programs designed to combat problems of poverty and to seek elimination of
conditions of poverty as they affect inhabitants of urban and rural communities
in Harrison, Carroll and Tuscarawas Counties.
New Philadelphia Workshop
Wednesday, March 27, 2013 TIME:
6:00 – 8:00 p.m. PLACE:
HARCATUS Family Support Center 140
W. High Ave.New
What happened? Only two participants, one tenant and the FH officer for Tuscawaras County...so we switched the format and focused on questions that each participant brought to the session. It was lively with plenty of good discussion!
How did they do? with just 2 participants we didn't take the pre-post tests. Q&D Highlights
Harassed by a neighbor because of African American friend. Long discussion of the issues, victim has filed a police report and was urged to file a civil rights complaint.
What can be done about rent gouging because of gas and oil workers coming in to the community? There's no law on this and the current proposed tax being debated in the General Assembly won't help create new housing. Wells suggests:
use extraction tax to fund new housing development;
get gas and oil companies to invest in new housing (model in Belmont County);
start talking to affordable housing investors who can create more rent controlled properties.