Urban Progress: Lessons from CAP’s Roundtable on Expanding Opportunity in America’s Urban Areas
A recent CAP roundtable discussion highlighted the need for investments in and further conversations about urban areas and low-income communities.
Social Cohesion: The Secret Weapon in the Fight for Equitable Climate Resilience
Report Fostering community cohesion in low-income, climate-vulnerable areas is an overlooked strategy for climate resilience before, during, and after extreme weather events.
The Murray-Scott Minimum-Wage Bill: A Win-Win for Working Families and Taxpayers
In addition to giving working families a long-overdue raise, the new bill will save taxpayers an estimated $5.3 billion per year on SNAP when fully implemented.
Top 5 Reasons Why TANF Is Not a Model for Other Income Assistance Programs
Instead of weakening vital programs for struggling families by modeling them after the waning TANF program, policymakers should focus on strengthening our nation’s safety net—including TANF.
Cutting Social Security Disability Insurance Won’t Help Anyone Go Back to Work
Proposed cuts to Social Security Disability Insurance for beneficiaries who try to return to work and lose a job through no fault of their own are a step in the wrong direction.
Proposed Congressional Cuts to Nutrition Assistance Would Cost Jobs
House Republicans are proposing a massive tax giveaway to millionaire estates while cutting nutrition assistance that would cost the economy hundreds of thousands of jobs.
How Congress Is Supporting Inequality in Its FY 2016 Budget Proposals
Some congressional leaders are still advancing policies that threaten to exclude low-income families and people of color from the social safety net.
Expanding Opportunities in America’s Urban Areas
Issue Brief To ensure that more people benefit from the opportunities cities create, the Center for American Progress has compiled key policy proposals that address the challenges faced by distressed urban areas.
Testing Congressional Republicans’ Sincerity About Tackling Inequality
House and Senate budgets will be a test of how serious majority leaders are about boosting opportunity and expanding the middle class.
What the LGBT Community Needs to Know About the Earned Income Tax Credit in 2015
Fact Sheet This fact sheet explains the Earned Income Tax Credit and how proposed modifications to improve its effectiveness can benefit the LGBT community.
The Effect of Rising Inequality on Social Security
Issue Brief Rising earnings inequality, which has led to an upward redistribution of income, has taken a significant toll on Social Security’s financial outlook.
A Subsidized Jobs Program for the 21st Century
Report Subsidized jobs offer a targeted strategy to give disadvantaged workers a foot in the door to the labor market—a win-win-win situation for working families, local businesses, and the American economy.
A Fair Shot for Workers with Disabilities
Issue Brief There are several practical solutions that would remove barriers to employment, economic security, and upward mobility for workers with disabilities.
Valuing All Our Families
Report Stable, healthy marriages and relationships can bolster the economic security and well-being of adults and children.
A Framework for State-Level Promise Zones
Report State leaders can adopt the Promise Zones model to support innovative localities as they work to address concentrated poverty.