With a new administration entering office and Americans desperate for action, the government needs a national plan for renewal focused on rewiring the economy, rebuilding the safety net, and reconnecting America to the world.
Nearly 11 million children are living in poverty in America. Here is how the crisis reached this point—and what steps must be taken to solve it.
Even in the absence of congressional action, states can use TANF funds to support their residents who are struggling during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Although more funding from Congress is desperately needed, there are many ways that states can better use TANF to deliver more aid to people struggling during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Hardships disproportionately faced by communities of color are being exacerbated by the pandemic and require an equitable recovery that reconciles past harms while also providing solutions for current and future challenges.
Using both policy and rhetoric, the U.S. Department of Agriculture has signaled who it believes is worthy of government assistance.
While millions go hungry, U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue continues to prioritize corporate profits and power.
Repealing the Affordable Care Act would lead to chaos, risk, and harm for the disability community.
Expanding TANF greatly helped many struggling families during the Great Recession, and it can do so during the COVID-19 recession as well.
The U.S. Census Bureau must address past and current operational challenges to ensure that decennial censuses to come can better address homelessness and provide support for lifesaving programs.
Before and during the coronavirus pandemic, Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue failed to address the worsening hunger crisis, causing poor people across the country to suffer the consequences.
In no county in the United States can an unemployed single parent afford a modest budget for their family. A Senate Republican plan to supplement state benefits with $300 will still fall drastically short.
Women, especially women of color, in the United States are more likely to live in poverty than men, and they need robust, targeted solutions to ensure their long-term economic security.
CAP analysis provides a state-by-state breakdown of just how many people have been excluded from Congress’ emergency allotments of nutrition assistance.
The early lifting of pandemic restrictions strains emergency housing and homelessness efforts and will exacerbate evictions, foreclosures, and the decades-old housing and homelessness crises.