Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx hopes to build a transportation system that works for everyone.
Reform is urgently needed to prevent civil asset forfeiture abuses from undermining public efforts to cut poverty and boost opportunity.
Economic insecurity and low incomes among married and partnered families undermine the myth of marriage being the fix for poverty.
Increased public investment in housing, health, infrastructure, and education initiatives would improve outcomes for communities of color and help avoid disasters such as what recently occurred in Flint, Michigan.
Expanding national service programs to create first jobs and on-the-job training slots for opportunity youth and other disadvantaged workers is an important workforce strategy.
Policymakers should take a hard look at where their state is succeeding and falling short to prioritize actions that would dramatically reduce poverty in their backyards and beyond.
The water crisis in Flint was both foreseeable and preventable; Congress must ensure this never happens again by increasing infrastructure funding and strengthening oversight.
Government officials in Michigan have been scrambling to address the fallout of the man-made water catastrophe in Flint that poisoned thousands of mostly low-income people of color.
The Flint water crisis highlights the continuing disparities that people of color face in finding access to fair housing and healthy communities.
Tests in four states reveal that transgender homeless women face discrimination in accessing shelter.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.