New poverty, income, and health insurance data confirm that poverty is a policy choice.
The USDA update to the Thrifty Food Plan will have a direct impact on millions of SNAP participants.
Lawmakers must continue robust public investments if we want any shot at ending poverty in America.
America has the tools and resources to end poverty; now it needs holistic, intersectional strategies that address the unique needs of marginalized individuals and families living in poverty.
The coronavirus crisis has proven that access to basic life amenities is a public health necessity; therefore, legislation should reflect the growing need for housing and health services.
Together, the policies included in the Biden administration’s Build Back Better agenda would propel families’ and the country’s economic security by prioritizing child care, the child tax credit, paid family and medical leave, and good jobs that get Americans back to work.
For those in rural communities, especially low-income people and people of color, access to necessary high-quality internet will remain out of reach without government investment.
Poverty is a policy choice; so is cutting it.
Bipartisan momentum for clean slate and fair chance licensing policies—which remove barriers to economic opportunity for people facing the stigma of a criminal record—has grown significantly in the states in recent years.
In light of new analyses showing that people with disabilities continue to face higher rates of housing insecurity, housing policies must center this community’s needs to ensure a more equitable housing system for all.
Permanently expanding the earned income tax credit and child tax credit would make the economy more resilient, improve the social safety net, and dramatically decrease poverty in the United States.
The federal government should enact the following policy recommendations to increase affordable, accessible, and inclusive housing for all—especially people with disabilities.
Policymakers must take long-overdue action to undo intentionally harmful housing policies that discriminate against people with criminal records and perpetuate racial discrimination.
LGBTQ people—particularly LGBTQ people of color and transgender people—were among the hardest hit by the COVID-19 pandemic. The ARPA’s investments are a critical first step on the road to recovery.
Tipped industries in one fair wage states have higher growth, less inequality, and lower poverty for all workers.