This week at CBPP, we focused on the federal budget, housing, food assistance, and the economy.
On the federal budget, Richard Kogan explained that the recent bipartisan budget deal still leaves non-defense appropriations below the 2010 level adjusted for inflation.
On housing, Douglas Rice described why Congress should boost funding for the Housing Choice Voucher program given the budget deal.
On food assistance, Joseph Llobrera explained why SNAP (food stamp) benefits fall short of what many participants need to buy food and prepare a healthy diet.
On the economy, we updated our backgrounder on how many weeks of unemployment compensation are available, our chart book tracking the post-Great Recession economy, and our guide to statistics on historical trends in income inequality.