Tag: Census Bureau

The Human Needs Report: The Highs and Lows of the FY18 Omnibus Spending Package and more

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March 27, 2018

CHN just released another edition of the Human Needs Report. Read on for the highs and lows in the FY18 omnibus spending package, the future of the Farm Bill, and a citizenship question on the 2020 Census. Click here for a PDF version. Appropriations Package Passed with Important Gains for Human Needs Programs After months of negotiations, uncertainties, a Read More »

Omnibus appropriations bill marks progress, but promises remain unfulfilled

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March 23, 2018

  Deborah Weinstein, Executive Director of the Coalition on Human Needs, issued the following statement Friday, March 23 in response to passage of the Fiscal Year 2018 Omnibus Appropriations Bill: “After years of shrinking services, Congress approved final spending levels that will reduce the erosion that has occurred in many human needs programs since 2010.  Read More »

Another blow to the Census

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January 26, 2018

A dress rehearsal of the 2020 Census – officially known as the End-to-End Census Test — is scheduled to take place this spring in Providence County, Rhode Island. But in another blow to the count, a change from the 2010 Census that was recommended to increase the accuracy of the count of racial and ethnic Read More »

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

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October 27, 2017

Editor’s note: On Thursday, October 26, CHN released a report on poverty in the U.S. and actions from Congress and the Trump administration that threaten the progress we’ve made in reducing poverty. Below is the press release issued along with the report. We encourage you to read the report, use our social media toolkit and infographics to share Read More »

CHN Report: Poverty rate flat in West Virginia, threats on the horizon

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October 16, 2017

Editor’s note: Today the Coalition on Human Needs began releasing a series of state reports on poverty. Today’s report examines the status of poverty in West Virginia, and the threats facing the state due to budget proposals in Congress. Here is a summary of the report filed by Dan Heyman of the West Virginia News Read More »

2.5 Million Fewer Poor People in 2016; Now-threatened programs made the difference

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September 12, 2017

The poverty rate declined to 12.7 percent in 2016, down from 13.5 percent in 2015 and from 14.8 percent in 2014, according to new U.S. Census data released Tuesday.  That 2.1 percentage point drop is the largest two-year decline since 1969. Since 2014, the number of people in poverty has dropped by more than 6 Read More »

Using the new poverty, income and health insurance data: a practical guide

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August 17, 2017

On September 12 and 14, the Census Bureau will release its annual poverty, income and health insurance survey data. That’s why on Thursday, September 7th, 3:00 – 4:30 pm ET, CHN will host a handy webinar to show you how to use the local, state, and national findings. You’ll get brilliant predictions and insights about Read More »

10 things we’re thankful for this Thanksgiving, despite all

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November 23, 2016

Thanksgiving is upon us once again. This year, gathering with family and friends of different political perspectives will prove harder for some of us than in years past. Even more strongly in this difficult time of transition, we are mindful of the millions who can’t afford a big feast or a warm home in which Read More »

The high cost of being poor in your state,  part II

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November 18, 2016

Last month, we highlighted some of the fabulous work our state partners did surrounding the reports on poverty they co-released in conjunction with CHN’s national report, The High Cost of Being Poor in the U.S. The work continued this past month, with our remaining state partners releasing reports based on the recent Census Bureau data, and Read More »

Fact of the Week: Three in four extremely low income renters spend more than 50 percent of income on rent

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October 20, 2016

Housing costs eat up an exorbitant amount of low-income families’ budgets. A new report from the National Low Income Housing Coalition (NLIHC) shows that three-quarters of extremely low income (ELI) renter households, defined as earning no more than 30 percent of their area’s median income or the federal poverty guideline, whichever is higher, spend more Read More »