The San Juan County Council has proclaimed May to be “Community Action Month” and cited the Opportunity Council, the Community Action Agency in San Juan County, for 43 years of service to the citizens of Northwest Washington.
The Opportunity Council was one of nearly 1,000 Community Action Agencies created nationally by the “War on Poverty” and the Economic Opportunity Act of 1964. It provides a variety of services to low income and homeless people in San Juan, Whatcom and Island Counties.
Last year the Council provided home energy assistance to more than 100 families in San Juan County and did extensive weatherization to nine homes in the County at a cost of more than $8,500 each.
In addition to recognizing the Agency’s work, the Council authorized the signing of a letter of support for the Opportunity Council’s application for $100,000 federal grant to provide housing assistance to low income residents in the three counties it serves.