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New Organization Will Work On Helping Transylvania's Poor


Last updated 6/26/2019 at 3:29pm

Beginning July 1, Community Action Opportunities (CAO) is taking over the work of Western Carolina Community Action to help some of Transylvania County’s poorest residents.

CAO will now administer the roughly $60,000 Community Services Block Grant that is aimed at helping individuals in Transylvania County who are at or below 125 percent of the federal poverty guidelines. At the June 11 Transylvania County Board of Commissioners’ meeting, Kate Singogo, a self-sufficiency program manager with CAO, explained the organization’s plans. CAOs were started in 1964 by President Lyndon Johns...

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