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

Poverty and Progress: The State of Being Poor in Ohio and New Threats Ahead
October 30, 2017

Sustained economic gains and strong federal and state programs have led to welcome progress in the fight against poverty over the last several years. Ohio is finally seeing poverty rates edge downwards. This is good news. But poverty in Ohio remains higher than it was before the Great Recession, and actions by Congress and the Trump administration threaten to weaken the very programs that have contributed to progress made so far.

Poverty and Progress: Poverty is Down in the U.S., but New Threats Ahead
October 26, 2017

Sustained economic gains and strong federal and state programs have led to welcome progress in the fight against poverty over the last several years. The nation is finally seeing poverty rates return to levels comparable with those before the Great Recession. This is good news. But actions from Congress and the Trump administration threaten to weaken the very programs that have contributed to this progress.

Poverty and Progress: The State of Being Poor in Pennsylvania and New Threats Ahead
October 23, 2017

Sustained economic gains and strong federal and state programs have led to welcome progress in the fight against poverty over the last several years. Pennsylvania is seeing poverty rates approaching those from before the Great Recession. This is good news. But actions from Congress and the Trump administration threaten to weaken the very programs that have contributed to this progress.