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Confronting the Dual Challenges of Climate Change and Poverty: A Case Study of Cleveland

Cleveland is showing the way toward a progressive model of building climate resilience in low-income communities.

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3 Things You May Have Missed in the New Poverty, Income, and Inequality Data

article icon Issue Brief The 2014 Census data underscore how much policy matters in cutting poverty and improving economic security for low- and middle-income families.

Anti-Poverty Dictionary

play_alt icon Video Conservatives have been talking about growing inequality, creating a new lexicon of anti-poverty terminology. But this is just a new way of speaking about the same old policies that will result in deep cuts to important programs.

Investing in Millennials Through an Economy that Works for All

Rebecca D. Vallas, Director of Policy, Poverty to Prosperity Program, testified before the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on the Budget.

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Strengthening the Child Tax Credit Would Provide Greater Economic Stability for Millennial Parents

article icon Issue Brief Strengthening the Child Tax Credit would greatly enhance the economic security of Millennial families with children, while making a crucial investment in the country’s next generation.

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Lessons on Climate Change and Poverty From the California Drought

book_alt2 icon Report Communities of color and low-income people living in tribal, rural, and agricultural communities throughout California are enduring high rates of unemployment, limited and costly access to safe and affordable water, and food insecurity as a consequence of the California drought.

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Strengthening the Child Tax Credit Would Help Level the Playing Field for Communities of Color

CAP’s proposal to bolster the Child Tax Credit would help address the middle-class squeeze and cut poverty for all families while reducing racial and ethnic disparities.

Enhancing the Child Tax Credit Would Substantially Lessen the Depth of Child Poverty Across States

cursor icon Interactive This interactive illustrates by how much the Child Tax Credit would lessen the depth of poverty in each of the 50 states and the District of Columbia.

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Harnessing the Child Tax Credit as a Tool to Invest in the Next Generation

book_alt2 icon Report By investing in children from birth, we can help mitigate the middle-class squeeze for families with children, cut child poverty, and boost our nation’s economic health in the long term.

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All Pennsylvanians Will Benefit from a Clean Slate Policy for Minor Criminal Records

article icon Fact Sheet A new proposal in Pennsylvania will reduce barriers to employment, housing, education, and much more.

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3 Facts You Need to Know About the Obama Administration’s Proposed Child Support Rules

Congress should quit playing politics with rules that are a win-win-win for children, parents, and state governments.


Social Security Disability Insurance: A Bedrock of Security for American Workers

article icon Issue Brief Social Security Disability Insurance provides vital protection to nearly all American workers and their families in case of life-changing disability or illness.

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How the Child and Adult Care Food Program Improves Early Childhood Education

book_alt2 icon Report Giving child care programs the ability to provide children three healthy meals per day through a reformed and expanded CACFP program would go a long way toward supporting children’s growth and development.

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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.

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Social Cohesion: The Secret Weapon in the Fight for Equitable Climate Resilience

book_alt2 icon Report Fostering community cohesion in low-income, climate-vulnerable areas is an overlooked strategy for climate resilience before, during, and after extreme weather events.

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