Protecting America from Racism in the Water
The Flint water crisis highlights the continuing disparities that people of color face in finding access to fair housing and healthy communities.
Discrimination Against Transgender Women Seeking Access to Homeless Shelters
Fact Sheet Tests in four states reveal that transgender homeless women face discrimination in accessing shelter.
An Opportunity Agenda for Renters
Report The United States needs a two-pronged approach to housing policy that supports residential mobility to high opportunity areas and promotes reinvestment in economically impoverished neighborhoods.
The Clean Energy Incentive Program: Improving Energy Efficiency Programs for Low-Income Communities
As the EPA finalizes the details of the Clean Energy Incentive Program, it should maximize its outreach of energy efficiency programs to low-income communities.
Infographic: Criminal Records Are a Family Sentence
The barriers associated with criminal records have devastating consequences for families, resulting in lifelong punishment for parents with records and significantly limiting their children’s future.
Removing Barriers to Opportunity for Parents With Criminal Records and Their Children
Report Nearly half of U.S. children now have at least one parent with a criminal record. We must enact policies to ensure that a criminal record does not consign an individual—and his or her children and family—to a life of poverty.
Moving America’s Families Forward: Lessons Learned from Other Countries
Melissa Boteach, Vice President of the Poverty to Prosperity Program, testified before the House Committee on Ways and Means, Subcommittee on Human Resources, November 17, 2015.
The Inequality Racism Begets Affects Us All
White Americans are becoming conscious that racism’s insidious effects are not limited to people of color.
Social Security Disability Insurance: A Bedrock of Security for American Workers
Rebecca D. Vallas, Director of Policy, Poverty to Prosperity Program, testified before the U.S. Congress Joint Economic Committee.
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.
3 Things You May Have Missed in the New Poverty, Income, and Inequality Data
Issue Brief The 2014 Census data underscore how much policy matters in cutting poverty and improving economic security for low- and middle-income families.
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.
Strengthening the Child Tax Credit Would Provide Greater Economic Stability for Millennial Parents
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.
Lessons on Climate Change and Poverty From the California Drought
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.