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
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.
COVID 4.0 Sign-on Letter
July 24, 2020
The undersigned national organizations urge you to enact new pandemic relief legislation that can effectively reduce the harsh scope of the health and economic crisis engulfing our nation.
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The High Cost of Being Poor in New Hampshire
September 28, 2016
It is welcome news that the poverty rate in New Hampshire declined from 9.2 percent in 2014 to 8.2 percent in 2015. But the fact is, it is expensive to be poor in New Hampshire. Anti-poverty programs help alleviate costs, but more must be done to reduce burdens.
The High Cost of Being Poor in Pennsylvania
September 22, 2016
It is welcome news that the poverty rate in Pennsylvania declined from 13.6 percent in 2014 to 13.2 percent in 2015. But the fact is, it is expensive to be poor in Pennsylvania. Anti-poverty programs help alleviate costs, but more must be done to reduce burdens.