The TANF block grant can play an important role in stabilizing families, but it provides cash assistance to few families in need and the benefits it does provide are not sufficient to help afford the basics.
Letter: Economic Think Tank Leaders Urge Policymakers to Pass Robust COVID Relief to Control the Virus, Address Hardship, Boost Economy
Gaps in Economic Support for Non-Elderly Adults Without Children Continue to Leave Millions in Poverty, Data Show
Non-elderly adults without children, one of the largest demographic groups in the United States, are left out of many economic and health security programs that are effective at reducing poverty and expanding access to health coverage for other groups.
The nation’s basic supports for low-income, non-elderly adults without children are weak, fragmented, and often highly restrictive, leaving many of these individuals without help they need to afford the basics.