Feature: Food Security Publications

FRAC: How Hungry is America?
October 9, 2018

This analysis of the Gallup data by FRAC looks at the rates at which Americans answered “yes” to the question “Have there been times in the past 12 months when you did not have enough money to buy food that you or your family needed?” nationally, regionally, at the state level, and at the local level (by Metropolitan Statistical Area, or MSA) in 2016 and 2017.

MOST RECENT PUBLICATIONS

ITEP: How Expanding the EITC and Child Tax Credit Would Help Low- and Middle-Income Families
June 20, 2019

Today the House Ways and Means Committee is marking up the Economic Mobility Act of 2019, a bill introduced by Chairman Richard Neal to expand some key tax credits to help low- and moderate-income people and families. New data generated with the ITEP microsimulation tax model show how adults and children would benefit nationally and in each state. One provision would expand the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) for adults without children living with them. The EITC is supposed to ensure that working people do not live in poverty, but under current law, the maximum EITC for childless adults is just a little more than $500. Low-income childless adults are the only people who can be taxed further into poverty under current law.

CHN Letter to Senate in Support of Disaster Aid
May 17, 2019

CHN is urging members of the U.S. Senate to take immediate steps to pass a disaster relief bill. CHN is calling on senators to pass a bill that includes nutrition assistance funds for Puerto Rico and other territories in need; Medicaid funds for the U.S. territories of Northern Mariana Islands, Guam, and American Samoa; disaster funds for states, territories, and tribes; and humanitarian aid to assist unaccompanied minor children.

CHN Letter to Congress in Support of the Equality Act
May 17, 2019

The Equality Act would provide explicit non-discrimination protection for LGBTQ people across key areas of life, including employment, housing, credit, education, public spaces and services, federally funded programs, and jury service. It also makes clear that the Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA) cannot be used as an excuse to block these important protections.