The creation of additional bureaucracy to take basic supports away from Americans would be costly to the federal government and ineffective in promoting employment.
To minimize the disruption of health insurance churn, particularly for low-income people, state policymakers should take action to ease enrollment transitions between Medicaid and marketplace coverage.
Federal policies implemented in 2021 led to notable progress in the fight against poverty, but data show that persistent economic disparities, by both gender and race and ethnicity, will only be closed through continued attention and investments.
The government-sponsored enterprises are in a unique position to reduce the racial homeownership gap while simultaneously addressing climate change-related risks and systemic environmental racism.
Disabled Americans describe their, often dehumanizing, experiences trying to overcome unnecessary barriers to access vital assistance from the government.
Unnecessary barriers make accessing basic supports extremely difficult for disabled people across the country.
The Federal Reserve must be careful not to kill the strong job market.
Mia Ives-Rublee discusses how the Supplemental Security Income program helped her overcome the structural barriers to employment and economic security that millions of disabled people experience and urges lawmakers to strengthen the program.
As more investments enter disadvantaged communities, it is crucial that local policies stabilize current residents, ensure they benefit from expanded opportunity, and protect them from displacement.
Use U.S. Census Bureau poverty data to explore more than a dozen topics that measure the health of the economy at the state and national levels.
Use U.S. Census Bureau poverty data to explore more than a dozen topics that measure the health of the economy at the state and congressional district levels.
Use U.S. Census Bureau poverty data to compare states across more than a dozen topics that measure the health of the economy.
We pursue climate action that meets the crisis’s urgency, creates good-quality jobs, benefits disadvantaged communities, and restores U.S. credibility on the global stage.
We work to strengthen public health systems and improve health care coverage, access, and affordability.
Economic growth must be built on the foundation of a strong and secure middle class so that all Americans benefit from growth.
We apply a racial equity lens in developing and advancing policies that aim to root out entrenched systemic racism to ensure everyone has an opportunity to thrive.