A Spotlight on Paycheck Plus

Policymakers made significant strides in “making work pay” for low-income families with children when they made permanent critical improvements to the EITC and CTC last year. But, as noted above, the EITC still largely excludes workers who are not raising children. Paycheck Plus, a pilot program simulating an expanded EITC for low-income single workers without…

March 2016 Newsletter Interview: Lana Wood, Project HOPE Coordinator at Community Foundation of Greater Dubuque

Tell us about your foundation’s work on family economic security. Our Foundation’s vision is a vibrant and inclusive Greater Dubuque region with resources and opportunities for all. We see our role in building this vision as being a convener and catalyst in our community, providing community leadership and a table for economic security efforts. Project…

Revisiting Periodic Payment Proposals

Steve Holt, author of the 2008 Brookings paper, “Beyond the Lump Sum: Periodic Payment of the Earned Income Tax Credit,” is revisiting the paper’s original periodic payment proposal in light of several significant recent developments. The recently released “Periodic Payment of the Earned Income Tax Credit Revisited” addresses the following questions: What is the demand for periodic payment alternatives?…

Financial Capability Programs in Native Communities

First Nations Development Institute has prepared a report on the financial capability strategies and programs currently serving reservation-based Native communities in the North West. As the report notes, financial capability strategies are one important component of a larger multi-faceted economic development strategy helping Native communities rebuild cultural, social and economic systems. The report provides a…