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Resetting the Poverty Debate: State of the States 2013

A new Half in Ten report examines the annual indicators of economic security and opportunity at the state-by-state level. The bottom line: Low-income families in states across the country are suffering from too many years of reckless efforts to reduce the federal deficit.

By Erik Stegman and Sarah Baron | Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Ending Poverty in a Generation: The Post-2015 Development Agenda

CAP Chair John Podesta delivers a speech at Georgetown University.

By John Podesta | Monday, December 9, 2013

No Place Like Home

Homeless woman in Skid Row book_alt2 icon Report In our efforts to end homelessness, we must continue to provide affordable rental housing and comprehensive support to individuals and families facing poverty.

By Tracey Ross | Thursday, December 5, 2013

Achieving Better Results for Families

Children book_alt2 icon Report Child support enforcement reform should focus on customer-oriented approaches to achieve better results for American families.

By Joy Moses | Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Sequestering Opportunity for American Indians and Alaska Natives

Furloughed Crow Tribe employeesThe latest poverty numbers highlight the dramatically negative effects that federal funding cuts are having on the AI/AN population.

By Erik Stegman and Amber Ebarb | Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Food for Thought: New Poverty Data Underscore Effectiveness of Nutrition Assistance as Congress Considers Cuts to Food Aid

The new supplemental poverty data should give legislators pause as they consider cuts to nutrition assistance in Farm Bill negotiations.

By Melissa Boteach | Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Resetting the Poverty Debate: Renewing Our Commitment to Shared Prosperity

Half in Ten analyzes the nation's progress toward cutting poverty in half in 10 years, tracking progress along several indicators of success.

By Melissa Boteach, Shawn Fremstad, Joy Moses, Erik Stegman, and Katie Wright | Tuesday, October 29, 2013

The Top 3 Things You Need to Know About the New Poverty and Income Data

bars icon Charts New Census data underscore that it is time to reset the fiscal debate.

By Melissa Boteach | Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Infographic: Stop Slashing SNAP

House Republicans have repeatedly proposed legislation that attacks and diminishes supplemental nutrition assistance.

By Sarah Baron and Melissa Boteach | Monday, September 16, 2013

30 Years of Tackling Hunger on a Bipartisan Basis Is in Danger of Failing This Fall

U.S. Capitol BuildingNow that Congress is back in session, federal lawmakers should do their homework on nutrition support in the farm bill to better understand its critical importance not only for families struggling with hunger but also for the nation’s economy.

By Erik Stegman and Nicole Williams | Monday, September 16, 2013

The March on Washington: Looking Back on 50 Years

March on WashingtonThe march helped advance the cause of economic justice, and although conservative efforts to defeat this progress have had some success, there is cause for optimism and a need for action.

By Joy Moses and Zach Murray | Thursday, August 22, 2013

Predatory Payday Lending

Payroll Advance article icon Issue Brief Predatory payday lending disproportionately affects the safety and economic security of low-income communities and domestic violence survivors.

By Alyssa Peterson | Tuesday, August 20, 2013

A Disaster in the Making

Disaster resilience book_alt2 icon Report Superstorm Sandy is just the latest in a long line of natural disasters that have tested the resilience of low-income communities and exposed the underlying socioeconomic problems these communities face year round.

By Tracey Ross | Monday, August 19, 2013

The Role of the U.S. Government in Promoting Private-Sector Development Solutions

USAID article icon Issue Brief A series of seismic changes are fundamentally altering how we should think about the relationship between public and private flows targeted at promoting development.

By John Podesta and John Norris | Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Time with Dad: Helping Families with Visitation Arrangements

Father and sonChild Support Enforcement could play a greater role in visitation, a key to fostering and maintaining the connection between fathers and their children.

By Joy Moses | Friday, June 14, 2013