Congress in the bipartisan 2018 farm bill directed the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to update the Thrifty Food Plan (TFP), which is used to set benefit levels for the Supplemental Nutrition...
Parolin provides some of the strongest evidence so far that TANF’s decline was primarily driven by less participation among families meeting the eligibility criteria and by lower benefits, and not less need for assistance.
Nearly half of the 574 federally recognized tribes are now served by a Tribal TANF program, which enables them to better meet community needs, deliver services in ways that honor their culture, and take advantage of additional flexibilities.
“Administrative burden exacerbates inequity,” the Office of Management and Budget recently said of economic and health assistance programs. That is because burdens “do not fall equally on all entities and individuals, leading to disproportionate underutilization of critical services and programs, as well as unequal costs of access, often by the people and communities that need them the most.”
As we lay out in a new chart book, deeper investments in health coverage and affordable housing, together, can be a powerful way to advance health equity.
Federal and state policymakers have several...
June is Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer (LGBTQ) Pride Month, a time to celebrate LGBTQ individuals and families. It is also a time to honor leaders of the fight for LGBTQ rights and to...
This chart book describes the relationship between housing and health, then highlights cross-sector policy solutions that promote positive health outcomes, greater housing stability, and advancements in racial, health, and housing equity.
By overturning Roe v. Wade and Planned Parenthood of Southeastern Pennsylvania v. Casey, the Supreme Court has taken away the guaranteed right of people to make the most basic decisions about their bodies, their pregnancies, their families, and their futures.
The economic fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic caused millions of households to fall behind on rent, putting them at risk of eviction and homelessness. Expanding ongoing rental assistance programs to meet significant unmet need is a critical first step, starting with a major expansion of vouchers.