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Center for a New Economy 9h
The encourages work, boosts incomes, and reduces child poverty. Aren’t all of these necessary for Puerto Rico’s economy? CNE and explain why the federal government should help expand its new EITC program:
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Invisible People 8h
Pipeline to Homelessness: Aging Out of the Foster Care System
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In Potter County, Texas, more than 74% of all misdemeanor defendants lack legal counsel while facing possible jail time, according to a new report from
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Spotlight on Poverty Nov 13
: from argues for breaking down red tape barriers to increase enrollment in Medicaid and improve health outcomes for children living in poverty.
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Spotlight on Poverty Nov 13
A ten year long study from ’s Lawrence Katz found that providing vouchers for relocation to safer neighborhoods to low-income families can have lasting benefits for young children in the family. Listen to his findings on Innovation Hub:
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Spotlight on Poverty Nov 13
With nearly 300 homeless veterans in the DC area, So Others May Eat () provides subsidized apartments, case management, and job seeking support to help get vets back on their feet.
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Spotlight on Poverty Nov 12
Nashville based nonprofit offers a healing community and an opportunity to achieve financial independence to women who have survived addiction and abuse. Watch the video:
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Spotlight on Poverty Nov 12
Although the median household income in San Francisco County is higher than those in other California counties, 47 percent of families are considered financially insecure.
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Spotlight on Poverty Nov 12
Low-income students and students of color face discrimination in selection for gifted education programs. advocates for equity and breaks down barriers that prevent these students from reaching their full potential.
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Spotlight on Poverty Nov 12
More than 176,000 children in Philadelphia live in food-insecure homes. Some of those include high school athletes training and competing for scholarships that they hope will lift them out of poverty.
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David B. McKinley Nov 12
ICYMI: I joined representatives from the Harrison County Team on Homelessness and residents who work with the local homeless population to discuss their plan to form a new nonprofit agency focused specifically on housing the homeless.
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Spotlight on Poverty Nov 7
"More than 1/3 of the American population between ages 25 and 34 carry student loans." Students pursuing a career in entertainment say that these loans are holding them back from advancing in their jobs and particularly affecting minorities.
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Spotlight on Poverty Nov 7
Residents in Inglewood are saying that the proposed LA Clippers stadium will disrupt affordable housing units. Affordable housing advocates took this to the Supreme Court and are saying the city violated the Surplus Land Act.
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Spotlight on Poverty Nov 7
's Center on Poverty and Social Policy finds that inflation inequality in the US has risen. Because of this, there is greater income inequality and more low-income families are left behind
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The Aspen Institute Nov 6
Child care is essential for working parents and can cost more than college. 💰🎓 Free day care would help all families, including poor families. & explain how free day care is a better investment than free college:
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Center on Budget Nov 6
In 2019, the EITC boosted the incomes of 9 million women of color, who disproportionately benefit from the tax credit. Let’s to push back against racial income disparities:
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Spotlight on Poverty Nov 6
14 health systems, including hospitals, have committed $700 million to build affordable housing, in an effort to tackle social determinants of health that are the cause of a high cost of care for patients with chronic illnesses. via
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Mark Popovich Nov 6
Our latest. Read and retweet please!
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MDRC Nov 4
Covering Hardship in the American South: A Conversation with via
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Spotlight on Poverty Nov 6
: and from argue for investing more in free day care. Free day care benefits those with greater needs and boosts educational success
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