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.
This interactive map provides information on the lowest premium net of tax credits for sample households.
Use this data tool to explore the most and least segregated school districts nationwide.
This interactive illustrates by how much the Child Tax Credit would lessen the depth of poverty in each of the 50 states and the District of Columbia.
Sophie Feldman and Melissa Boteach demonstrate the bipartisan achievements of deficit reduction and poverty reduction between 1985 and 1997 in a telling timeline.
A map from Donna Cooper shows the effects of the new House budget proposal's cuts to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program.
Map from Donna Cooper reveals the effects of reducing spending in the program, including jobs lost and fewer meals on the table.
Donna Cooper tallies up what chronic hunger costs us in each state.
Title I, Part A allocates money to the states according to four complex formulas, but there is a simpler way, according to CAP's Raegen Miller.
A look at some community school projects across the nation that provide on-site social services, after hours learning opportunities, and a variety of other supports.
An interactive map shows how recovery efforts are progressing in each of New Orleans' parishes. Two years after Katrina, the city is still struggling.