The vacant position is for a low-income representative.
CAHRA, a private, non-profit community action agency since 1980 has served over 40,000 households in its history. The agency’s primary purpose is to assist the low income and disadvantaged of Pinal County, to fulfill their basic needs and encourage self-sufficiency.
CAHRA administers programs for the low-income including utility assistance, case management, emergency food assistance, minor home repair, weatherization, emergency shelter, housing counseling including pre-purchase and foreclosure and advocacy for the economically disadvantaged. The board meets on a monthly basis in Eloy. “We truly appreciate the members time and service on the board as volunteers,” Rosales said. The board is composed of twelve individuals, six of whom represent the low-income of Pinal County.
Individuals interested in becoming a board member must be 18 or older, must reside in one of the target areas, must circulate a nominating petition for signatures and be willing to travel to Eloy once a month for board meetings.
Benefits of service include: Attendance of meetings, workshops and trainings to develop strategies to address the needs of the low-income population, opportunity to participate in development of programs to assist low income residents, assure representation of low-income individuals, work with other dedicated leaders and satisfaction in serving the low income and disadvantaged.
To learn more to request an application, contact Rosales or Loretha Rushing at the CAHRA Office at 520/466-1112 or 1-877-472-2472.