Health Care that Heals
Pope Francis teaches that access to comprehensive health care, which acknowledges the dignity of the whole person at each stage of life, is necessary to build a more just world.
Eds, Meds, and the Feds
Report The federal government has a long history of supporting the work of anchor institutions—entities, including universities and hospitals, that control vast economic, human, and intellectual resources. It has a vested interest in exploring strategies that harness anchors’ power to increase community revitalization and economic growth.
A Win-Win for Working Families and State Budgets
Report Increasing the minimum wage in concert with expanding Medicaid would not only boost the incomes of low-wage working families and increase access to healthcare but would also be a boon to state budgets.
Harnessing the EITC and Other Tax Credits to Promote Financial Stability and Economic Mobility
Report As Congress explores strategies to strengthen the Earned Income Tax Credit, there are several ways to boost its power as a mobility tool.
4 Things Communities Must Do to Become Promise Zones
Today, the Obama administration announced the second round of Promise Zones applications. As leaders and groups come together to plan their applications, they must ensure their strategies to address poverty are community driven, comprehensive, systemic, and focused on outcomes.
The Top 10 Solutions to Cut Poverty and Grow the Middle Class
With the right policy choices, we can move the needle on poverty, expand the middle class, and put the American economy on an upward trajectory.
What the New Census Data Show About the Continuing Struggles of the Middle Class
Newly released Census data show that America’s middle class is still struggling to recover from the Great Recession and the decades of unequal growth that preceded it.
The Top 3 Things You Need to Know About the 2013 Poverty and Income Data
Charts New poverty and income data from the U.S. Bureau of the Census underscore that it is time to enact policies to create jobs, raise wages, and invest in family economic security.
Asset Limits Are a Barrier to Economic Security and Mobility
Issue Brief It is long past due to reform asset limits for safety net programs that work at odds with the goals of family economic security and mobility.
Will The Troubles in Ferguson Point Toward a New Way Forward?
Perhaps the turmoil playing out in the Show Me State will serve to highlight the still unaddressed inequities hamstringing this nation and point a way forward for all of us.
Community Development Block Grant Program: 40 Years of Building Stronger Communities
Forty years after the Community Development Block Grant was established, the program continues to serve as an important tool in helping communities across the country tackle emerging challenges in affordable housing, infrastructure, and economic development.