Tag: budget

We must invest in housing

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April 13, 2017

It really was great news that Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City, Matthew Desmond’s urgent wake-up call about the gross injustice of evictions, won the Pulitzer Prize. The painful reality of housing insecurity was brought home to me on April 1, when the National Coalition for the Homeless held a National Day of Read More »

“Evicted” Author wins Pulitzer Prize for work on homelessness, housing affordability

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April 11, 2017

You may have heard the great news: Author Matthew Desmond this week was awarded the Pulitzer Prize in the nonfiction category for his groundbreaking book Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City. The award brought to mind an event that was held almost a year ago: CHN joined our friends at the National Low Income Read More »

Congress is home for recess – Time to talk!

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April 10, 2017

It’s time to talk to your members of Congress! Representatives and Senators have left Washington for a two-week recess, April 7 – 23. During the last recess, the outpouring of outrage about repealing the health care law forced House Speaker Ryan to pull the bill – they didn’t have the votes. We can’t stop now Read More »

Fact of the Week: Only 35 affordable and available rental units exist for every 100 Extremely Low Income renter households

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April 6, 2017

Despite the fact that the number of individuals living below the poverty line decreased during 2015, millions are still struggling to get by. According to the National Low Income Housing Coalition’s recent report, The Gap: A Shortage of Affordable Homes, “household income for the poorest 10% of households remains 6% lower today than in 2006, Read More »

Human Needs Report: Advocates defeat ACA repeal bill, FY17 & FY18 spending work, Supreme Court confirmation and more

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April 3, 2017

CHN just released our latest edition of the Human Needs Report. Read on for articles on what’s next for ACA repeal efforts, FY17 & FY18 budget and appropriations work, a Supreme Court confirmation vote and more. Click here for the full PDF of the Human Needs Report. Advocates’ Efforts Defeat ACA Repeal Bill Advocates celebrated Read More »

Marching for tax fairness

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March 31, 2017

On Saturday, April 15, people across the country – and even some around the world – will be marching in recognition of Tax Day. Tax Day – the day when federal income taxes are due – actually falls on Tuesday, April 18 this year, but Saturday is a better day to march, because more people Read More »

Head Smacker: Trump wrongly claims corporate taxes are too high

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March 28, 2017

President Trump’s address to Congress last month gave us in the human needs community much to smack our heads about. As CHN’s Debbie Weinstein noted in this piece about Trump’s false promises, he promised better health care while working to repeal the ACA; thanks in part to your advocacy, that effort to kill the ACA Read More »

CHN’s Deborah Weinstein featured on Ralph Nader Radio Hour

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March 27, 2017

Editor’s note: Last week, CHN Executive Director Deborah Weinstein appeared on the Ralph Nader Radio Hour to discuss President Trump’s proposed budget, and America’s spending priorities. You can listen to a recording of the show here. Please note that the 15-minute segment featuring Deborah takes place 41:26 into the recording. Read More »

President Trump’s budget blueprint and his broken promise to revive the American dream

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March 22, 2017

Editor’s note: This post was written by Leo Nguyen, CHN’s Spring semester student intern. On July 11th, 2015, at a rally in Phoenix, Candidate Trump proclaimed, “The American Dream is dead, but I am going to make it bigger, stronger, and better than ever before.” On March 16, President Trump released the America First “skinny Read More »

Webinar on Trump’s plan to cut human needs programs

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March 20, 2017

UPDATE: While this webinar already took place, you can watch a recording and view the webinar slides here. Join CHN’s webinar to find out more. Tuesday, March 21, 3:00 – 4:00 p.m. EDT President Trump’s partial budget heavily cuts domestic programs to pay for a $54 billion Pentagon spending increase. Learn about the expected impact on Read More »