Prospective homebuyers whose lender or mortgage assistance program requires them to attend a HUD approved homebuyer education class no longer need to travel outside Waldo County to fulfill requirements. First Time Homebuyer classes are now available right here in Belfast, through Waldo Community Action Partners (WCAP). After completing a year-long certification process, WCAP is an officially certified HUD Housing Counseling Agency and hoMEworks Certified Agency now offering First Time Homebuyers courses once a month. Additionally, the agency’s full-time certified housing and financial counselor, Bjorn Streubel, is able to assist with a wide variety of topics. Bjorn holds certifications from HoMEworks Network [...]
“Building strong families and communities by empowering people to achieve economic independence and self-reliance” That will be the focus for WCAP and its staff as it heads into 2017, following a 5-year strategic planning process that spanned from late spring to early fall. The WCAP Board of Directors voted unanimously at their December 8, 2016 meeting to adopt the above mission statement, replacing the agency's prior mission statement, "To create opportunities for people to improve their quality of life."
Waldo Community Action Partners, originally known as Waldo County Committee for Social Action, has been around since 1965 and is currently celebrating its 50th anniversary this year. As part of that 50th anniversary celebration, WCAP has been revisiting much of its history with clients, volunteers, and partners. The agency was grateful to the Republican Journal this morning, when a small bit of its history surfaced in an installment of the newspaper's Journal Files online. The paragraph under February 27, 1969 read, “The first senior citizens center in Waldo County was opened in Belfast Monday under the co-sponsorship of the [...]
WCAP will be closed on Tuesday, January 27, 2015 due to the pending inclement weather. Client appointments will be rescheduled if they have not been already. Please stay in and be safe!
Waldo Community Action Partners had a visitor not too long ago - a reporter from the New York Times. Present for the interview was the agency's Executive Director, staff, and several clients. The topic of discussion was declining oil prices and its effect on the low-income population. To read the resulting article, published by the New York Times on January 27, 2015, click here.
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Waldo Community Action Partners (WCAP), the largest provider of low-cost and free transportation and early childhood education in coastal Waldo County, raised more than $6,000 in the last month, successfully meeting the challenge from generous donors who offered to match the gifts dollar for dollar, according to WCAP executive director Keith Small. “With reduced federal and state support, these private gifts become even more important,” Small said this week. “They give us the flexibility to provide services to low-income families when and where they are most needed.” Nearly a dozen donors provided the impetus for the winter fund raising challenge, with [...]
Waldo Community Action Partners is pleased to announce that Keith Small will be the agency’s new executive director. Small will be the third executive director in the agency’s 46 year history. Small has 30 years of experience in community action work. Prior to accepting the position of executive director at WCAP, he was the director of the Down East Business Alliance, a division of the Washington Hancock Community Agency in Ellsworth. In his early years with WHCA, Small was a fuel assistance intake worker and then a community liaison. In 1985, his primary focus became small business development. The program grew [...]