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Additional Funding Needed for Legal Service Corporation

Policymakers should provide at least $100 million in additional funding for the Legal Services Corporation (LSC) for this fiscal year in the face of rising need, which would help low-income people cope with urgent legal...

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Senior Director for Housing Policy and Research and Interim Program Area Lead, Housing

For Struggling Renters: Housing Vouchers for All Who Need Them

Policymakers can best help renters afford stable housing during the current crisis and beyond by making Housing Choice Vouchers available to more low-income people — and ultimately to all households that need them, as President...

In Case You Missed It...

This week at CBPP, we focused on poverty and inequality, food assistance, health, family income support, housing, federal taxes, and the economy.

  • On poverty and inequality, Joseph Llobrera, Lauren Hall, Matt Broaddus, Catlin Nchako...

Biden Directs Federal Agencies to Reconsider Trump Policy Under Which Thousands Lost Medicaid Coverage

Update, January 28: we’ve updated this post to clarify that the Trump Administration approved 13 proposals from 12 states.

The Biden Administration today released an executive order directing federal agencies to “reconsider rules and other...

This Year, EITC Awareness Is Even More Essential

Tomorrow, January 29, is the 15th annual Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) Awareness Day, a time to bring attention to the EITC’s benefits and help more eligible people claim it. That’s all the more...

Hardship Remains High, Latest Census Data Show

Hardship remains high across the board although some measures halted their upward trend in early January, Census data released today show. Millions of people report that their household didn’t get enough to eat, isn’t caught...

Biden Plan’s WIC Investment Could Improve Maternal and Child Health, Reduce Racial Disparities

President Biden’s emergency relief plan includes a substantial investment in WIC to help it reach more eligible families, marking one of the plan’s several food assistance expansions to reduce today’s high levels of hunger and...

In Case You Missed It...

This week at CBPP, we focused on the federal budget and taxes, family income support, state budgets and taxes, food assistance, health, poverty and inequality, and the economy.

  • On the federal budget and taxes...
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Research Assistant
Internship Coordinator

TANF Provisions of Biden-Harris Relief Plan Would Help Families With Lowest Incomes

President Biden’s emergency relief plan includes $1 billion to help states deliver much-needed aid to families with the lowest incomes through state Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) programs — which would mark an important...

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Senior Director of Federal Tax Policy

Biden-Harris Child Tax Credit Expansion Would Lift 10 Million Children Above or Closer to Poverty Line

President Biden’s $1.9 trillion emergency relief plan includes a Child Tax Credit expansion that would lift 9.9 million children above or closer to the poverty line, including 2.3 million Black children, 4.1 million Latino...