Since TANF’s creation in 1996, its reach has declined dramatically. In 2019, for every 100 families in poverty, only 23 received direct financial assistance from TANF.
As Thanksgiving Approaches, Fewer Than Half of Households With Kids Very Confident About Affording Needed Food
In Arkansas, nearly 1 in 4 of those subject to work requirements lost coverage.
Los recortes a los beneficios nutricionales de Puerto Rico son un riesgo para la seguridad alimentaria y ponen al descubierto los límites de la subvención en bloque
HUD’s Family Self-Sufficiency program is unique from many other governmental programs designed to promote work among low-income people.
With COVID-19 still not under control — in fact, cases are spiking in many parts of the country — and the economic recovery slowing, additional well-designed relief measures are vital to relieving hardship.
COVID-19 has triggered a severe state budget crisis. While the full magnitude of this crisis is not yet clear, state revenues are declining precipitously and costs are rising sharply with many businesses closed and tens of millions of people newly unemployed.
While this program provides important nutritional benefits, its support is limited in contrast to the benefits provided under the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program.
While other major federal nutrition programs operate in Puerto Rico the same as in the states and territories, it is disadvantaged with respect to household food assistance.
¿Cómo se compara la asistencia alimentaria para hogares en Puerto Rico versus el resto de los Estados Unidos?
States, localities, tribal nations, and U.S. territories like Puerto Rico still face large shortfalls for this fiscal year and the next in funding schools, health care, and other basic public services.
The figures underscore the need for policymakers to agree on a strong, bipartisan economic relief package.
If the Trump Administration and a group of 18 states convince the Supreme Court to strike down the Affordable Care Act (ACA), its Medicaid expansion — which covers more than 12 million low-income adults across the country — would end along with the rest of the law.
A growing body of research shows that Medicaid expansion is yielding significant benefits for those gaining coverage, their families, and their communities.
State and local SNAP agencies can play a vital role in informing program participants of the availability of the cash payment and connecting them to resources to secure these payments.
These payments can provide a lifeline to families whose low TANF benefits may be their only source of income.