The best opportunity we have to break the cycle of poverty is to make sure no one gets left behind now. To avoid a repeat of the slow recovery seen after the Great Recession, we are building support for race-conscious investments and policies that center those most affected by the pandemic.
The safety net underpins our economy, but it must provide sufficient and accessible support. We are working on ideas to address harsh restrictions in cash assistance programs while building pathways to broader access to housing, food, and other crucial supports at the state and federal level.
The expanded child tax credit has already seen great success in reducing hardship among families with children in 2021, but we will fight to make it permanent alongside other policies to support families and children.
While all low-income individuals and families, particularly those of color, struggle to avoid falling into poverty, some receive less support solely because of where they live.
CAP’s Poverty to Prosperity team works with nonpartisan organizations and coalitions throughout the poverty policy space by coordinating research and advocacy efforts to sway public opinion and influence legislation that would help those in need. Some of the team’s closest partners are listed below.
CLASP focuses on economic security as a whole and dismantling barriers caused by systemic racism.
In addition to its expertise on how budget and tax issues affect low-income populations, CBPP also focuses on safety net programs and poverty trends.
CDF seeks to set every child up for success by working to end child poverty and ensure access to health care, a quality education, and a safe environment.
CHN is an alliance of civil rights, labor, faith, and human needs-focused groups that promote policies addressing vulnerable, low-income, and poor populations.
FRAC is a leading voice on the national level in the fight against poverty-related hunger and undernutrition in the United States.
As a prominent part of Georgetown Law, GCPI works with poverty experts to develop policies that alleviate hardship and advance racial and gender equity.
The Groundwork Collaborative works to create an economy of shared prosperity and opportunity for all, instead of just the wealthy few.
NELP develops and fights for policies that create quality jobs, expand access to work, and support low-wage and unemployed workers.
NLIHC is dedicated to ensuring low-income renters have accessible, safe, and affordable homes.
ProsperUS is a coalition united by the belief that the government must prioritize public investments and policies that meet people's needs.
Arohi Pathak explains how the infant formula crisis sheds light on the inequitable food system in the United States.
Marina Zhavoronkova, a senior fellow on the Poverty to Prosperity team at American Progress, discusses the important role the public workforce development system can play in building a skilled, diverse infrastructure workforce.
Author Mia Ives-Rublee urges progressives not to neglect the disability community—which has been on the front lines of the fight for the Affordable Care Act, among other progressive causes—as they debate President Joe Biden's Build Back Better agenda.
Author David Ballard criticizes Rep. Stephanie Murphy's (D-FL) attempt to drastically scale back long-overdue investments contained in the reconciliation framework.
In light of Simone Biles' withdrawal from the gymnastics team final in Tokyo, author Mia Ives-Rublee stresses the need to put athletes' mental well-being first.
Areeba Haider and Galen Hendricks write about the importance of the child tax credit.
Mia Ives-Rublee examines the reason the employment gap between disabled and nondisabled workers has grown since the pandemic—and the challenges disabled workers are facing as many employers contemplate returning to the office.
Galen Hendricks and Areeba Haider write about making the expansion of the child tax credit permanent.
David Ballard analyzes the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals' recent ruling on Amendment 4 in Florida, arguing that the court's refusal to define "inability to pay" leaves the door open for the governor to undermine the law and continue to disenfranchise voters.