Two generation approaches to alleviating poverty focus on providing the necessary services and supports to both vulnerable parents and children together as a way to ensure a better future for the family in both the short term as well as for generations to come.
While data illustrating the impact of welfare reform in the past two decades show an increase in parents working and fewer people on welfare, a closer look at the data reveal troubling trends related to children and families living in deep poverty, meaning those living below half the federal poverty line.
While the EITC and Child Tax Credit have enjoyed bipartisan support since inception, conservatives have offered strong endorsements of both in recent months. Considering this, Tax Credits for Working Families, an online resource for advocates and service providers, launched a new blog series.
Free tax preparation sites across the country played a critical role during last year’s historic roll out of the Affordable Care Act. The coming tax year will provide additional opportunities for tax preparation sites to assist families to enroll in health care coverage.
Findings from a gamification pilot conducted by the D2D Fund in Birmingham, AL offers insight into the potential for using gamification concepts to motivate low to moderate income youth to learn financial concepts during summer vacations.
A Recent study of American attitudes about work, economic opportunity and poverty illustrate that the American public will support efforts to expand economic opportunity, increase access to good jobs and wages, and maintain a robust social safety net.
Proposals for expanding the EITC to childless workers are included in both the President’s budget for 2015 and bipartisan proposals from both the House and Senate.
A report from First Nation’s Development Institute shares the importance of VITA sites in Native communities throughout the US.
This webinar explored ways to expand the financial security of low- and moderate-income families through reform of the U.S. tax code. The call featured presentations from stakeholders deeply engaged in advancing a range of tax policy solutions, with a particular focus on the policy agenda emerging from the Tax Policy Advisory Group of the Asset Funders Network/Tax Policy Project.
Policy Matters Ohio, a nonpartisan, nonprofit research institute released an interactive map of Ohio, showing the benefits by county…