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Three in Four Extremely Low Income Renters Spend More Than 50 Percent of Income on Rent

October 20, 2016
75 percent of extremely low income renters spend more than half of their income on housing costs alone. We must expand housing resources for our nation’s lowest income renters.
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The High Cost of Being Poor in Your State

October 18, 2016
Partners in 13 states have been working with the Coalition on Human Needs to release reports on high cost of being poor and policies to reduce poverty. See what's happening in your state.
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The Election, Tax Policy and the Economy

October 18, 2016
Both the Clinton and Trump campaigns have released tax proposals. We previously looked at the winners and losers under each plan, as well as the cost of each plan. Today we look at what the evidence says about how they are likely to affect broadly shared economic growth.
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Head-Smacking in the Election Season

October 18, 2016
Both the Clinton and Trump campaigns have released tax plans. For those of us who care about making the economy work better for all, there are three central questions to ask about tax proposals: How much do they cost, who benefits/who pays more, and will they result in broadly shared economic growth. Today, we’ll answer the first two questions, and take up the third in our Part 2 of this series.
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Equal Access to Abortion is Long Overdue: 40 Years of the Hyde Amendment

September 30, 2016
“ The Hyde Amendment is designed to deprive poor and minority women of the constitutional right to choose abortion.” – Justice Thurgood Marshall September 30th marks 40 years of the Hyde Amendment, the federal policy that denies access to abortion to millions who rely on government-funded health...
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Put On Some Music and Dance!

September 22, 2016
Dance is my bestfriend. Dance has not only taught me how to be patient with myself and my body, but it has also taught me how to be patient with others. Movement for me brings peace of mind and spirit. It helps me deal with situations without using words. I was introduced to dance at a very young...
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Important gains in household income, poverty rate, and health care coverage. Yet there is more to be done.

September 16, 2016
On Sept. 13, the U.S. Census Bureau released important new data on poverty, median household income, and the number of Americans covered by health insurance. Below is a statement by Deborah Weinstein , executive director of the Coalition on Human Needs , responding to the new data. The official...
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Impossible Choices.

September 14, 2016
Of course we know that hunger exists in America – and that an estimated 15.3 million children in our country, or one in five, live in a household where there is a real risk they will go hungry. Often studies of childhood hunger involve very young children – up to five years of age, for example, and...
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Declining TANF Child Care Funds Underscore Need for Major Child Care Investment

August 31, 2016
August marks the 20th anniversary of welfare reform , which created the federal Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program. As part of welfare reform, Congress also made new investments in the Child Care and Development Block Grant (CCDBG) recognizing that low-income mothers need help...
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TANF at Twenty

August 24, 2016
Twenty years ago, President Bill Clinton signed the law that placed a time limit on cash assistance for poor families with children and required some degree of work, job search, or training to receive benefits. The new program, Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), replaced Aid to...
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