Publications and Analyses
Original reports, analyses, and publications from CHN and our partners raise awareness of human needs issues and inform the public and key decision-makers.
Feature: Letters to Congress
National Group Sign-On Letter Urges Congress to Quickly Enact No Less Than American Rescue Plan
February 5, 2021
On February 4th, over 100 national organizations including the Coalition on Human Needs called on the United States Congress to enact swiftly no less than what is called for in President Biden’s American Rescue Plan. Without speedy and comprehensive action, "...families that could have managed will be pushed into poverty and deaths that could have been avoided due to the pandemic will occur."
CHN letter to all U.S. Senators demands COVID-19 relief
September 25, 2020
CHN on Friday, Sept. 25 sent a letter to all 100 U.S. Senators demanding COVID-19 relief. It reads in part, "The pandemic has imperiled your constituents’ economic well-being and their health. COVID-19 cases are again rising, and as we enter the colder months, the threat will increase. The moratorium on evictions expires at the end of the year. If you leave now without acting, millions of people, unable to come up with one or more months of unpaid rent, will face eviction."
CHN’s letter to all members of the U.S. Senate urging Senators to extend U.S. Census reporting deadlines
August 10, 2020
CHN's letter to all members of the U.S. Senate urging Senators to extend statutory reporting deadlines for apportionment and redistricting data for the 2020 Census to April 30, 2021, extend the deadline to transmit state population totals to that date, prohibit the Bureau and the President from sending the relevant data to the Congress in advance of those deadlines, and to allocate $400 million to address Census Bureau operational challenges.
MOST RECENT PUBLICATIONS
The Biden Budget Would Protect Us Now and Invest in Our Future
March 28, 2022
President Biden’s new budget makes vital investments in our future, while providing economic and public health protections needed now. His comprehensive plan recognizes that, despite unprecedented growth, the many dislocations beyond any family’s control are currently putting economic strain on our people. The Biden budget offers protection from those dislocations in the short term and builds lasting economic security and opportunity. Congress should follow its lead in enacting an economic package now and crafting funding plans consistent with the President’s vision soon.
Letter from Organizations Urging Congress to Enact Emergency COVID Supplemental Funding
March 24, 2022
On March 24th, 2022, over 260 organizations including the Coalition on Human Needs called on the United States Congress to enact President Biden's $22.5 billion emergency COVID supplemental funding request.
Letter from 353 Organizations Urging Congress to Enact Human Needs Funding to Meet Today’s Demands
February 10, 2022
The undersigned 354 organizations strongly urge Congress to enact omnibus FY 2022 appropriations legislation including all twelve subcommittee bills. Continued flat funding in the face of growing needs would be irresponsibly harmful. Inadequate funding over the past decade has caused many human needs programs to lose ground. Whether serving health, education and training, child welfare, nutrition, substance use disorders, housing or other needs, appropriated programs cannot meet today’s demands with yesterday’s inadequate funding.