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.


Protecting Immigrant Families: Trump’s Public Charge Proposal is Already Hurting Immigrant Families
April 24, 2019

The proposed changes to public charge policy in the U.S. are not final, but they are already causing significant harm. Fear and confusion - known as the chilling effect - are causing people to disenroll from programs or forgo benefits to which they are eligible. The impact is far-reaching, given that one in four children in the U.S. has at least one foreign-born parent. A Manatt Health analysis estimates that as many as 26 million people and their families could be dissuaded from using public benefits under the proposed rule change.

Puerto Rico’s Medicaid Program Needs an Ongoing Commitment of Federal Funds
April 22, 2019

Some 1.4 million people living in Puerto Rico — about 44 percent of its population — have incomes below the poverty line, and almost half of the Commonwealth’s residents receive health coverage through Medicaid. But temporary federal funding that supplements Puerto Rico’s inadequate federal Medicaid block grant will expire soon, putting health care coverage at risk for hundreds of thousands of Commonwealth residents.

Sample Comments: 2019 CFPB Underwriting Requirement NPRM
April 19, 2019

The CFPB is trying to gut a rule that protects consumers from predatory payday and car lenders: The “underwriting provision” which protects consumers against predatory payday lenders. Without this protection, greedy lenders can force borrowers to take out multiple loans, some averaging over 350 percent interest, which they can’t fully pay back. This way consumers are trapped in debt far more costly than the original loan. Fortunately, we can take action! Use CHN’s commenting portal here.