In addition to granting early release orders, policymakers must reform U.S. reentry systems to ensure that justice-involved people benefit from relief measures and can access vital social support programs during the COVID-19 outbreak.
The collateral consequences of having a criminal record create barriers and restrict opportunities for families across generations—policy solutions must be comprehensive and multigenerational.
As millions of workers continue to lose their jobs due to the COVID-19 outbreak, policymakers must take immediate action to ensure that renters have homes in the coming months.
As the economic and public health crises caused by COVID-19 intensify, lawmakers must act now to eliminate or raise asset limits so that people with disabilities are not trapped in poverty.
As the COVID-19 outbreak—and its effects on the economy—continues to spread across the United States, it is vital for lawmakers to take immediate steps to strengthen the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program in order to protect those who are most vulnerable.
The Senate’s coronavirus stimulus bill doesn’t do nearly enough to help families and small businesses.
Congress must work to address the issues that are facing homeless individuals, families, and communities during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The way poverty is measured in America may seem like just a technical choice, but doing it correctly can improve millions of lives.
Business growth in rural communities is falling behind that of other communities; this trend must be reversed in order to foster resilience.
Reforming the United States’ place-based investment framework is no easy feat, but for the sake of equity, it is well worth the endeavor.
President Trump’s fiscal year 2021 budget proposes large cuts to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), placing additional burdens on families already struggling to make ends meet.
‘It Would Bring so Much Relief to so Many People:’ How Washington’s Clean Slate Legislation Could Give People a Second Chance
Carolina earned her second chance; Washington should let her have it.
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development has proposed multiple rules that target housing access for marginalized communities and weaken protections against discrimination.
As weather and climate disasters become more devastating and costly, Congress must design bold and equitable policies to reduce carbon and other pollution and protect communities from the worst impacts of climate change.
While payday lenders have traditionally preyed on vulnerable populations, they now have a new target: young people. Meanwhile, the Trump administration has allowed Washington’s culture of corruption to support this predatory industry.