Tag: poverty

Resources from around the Coalition: 2017 Census poverty data

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September 20, 2018

Editor’s note: The following blog post was written by Makenna Whitworth, CHN’s Fall 2018 intern. On Wednesday, September 12 and Thursday, September 13, the U.S. Census Bureau released the latest national, state, and local data about income, poverty, and health insurance. Since then, CHN and its members have been busy assessing this latest information concerning low-income Read More »

Why We Do the Work We Do Together

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July 16, 2018

The CHN office is always a flurry of activity. With a small staff and so much to do to protect and expand basic needs programs that help our low-income neighbors, there’s no time to sit still. This week is even busier as we take care of final preparations for our Human Needs Hero reception on Thursday, July 19th, where Read More »

The Human Needs Report: Immigration bills in the House, a better bill for SNAP, FY19 spending, and more

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June 19, 2018

CHN just released another edition of the Human Needs Report. Read on for the latest on immigration bills in the House, advocates fighting to stop family separations at the border, a better bill for SNAP, a spending cuts package, and FY19 spending work. Click here for a PDF version. Senate to Take up Spending Cuts Package this Week Read More »

Fact of the Week: Three-Quarters of states still have higher levels of need than before the Great Recession

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June 6, 2018

Residents in 37 states and the District of Columbia were still experiencing higher levels of need in 2017 than they were in 2007, before the Great Recession. This is one of the findings in the latest edition of the Human Needs Index (HNI), a multidimensional measure of poverty conducted by The Salvation Army and the Read More »

Canadian-style child benefit would cut U.S. child poverty by more than half

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May 29, 2018

Editor’s note: This piece was written by Arloc Sherman, Senior Fellow at the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities (CBPP). It was originally published on CBPP’s blog, Off the Charts, on May 24.   Lawmakers need not look far to find ways to help struggling families with children raise their living standards. Canada recently adopted the Canada Read More »

Fact of the Week: Four in ten Americans would struggle with unexpected expense of $400

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May 24, 2018

Four in 10 adults either could not cover an emergency expense costing $400 or would have to borrow money or sell something to cover it, according to a recent report from the Federal Reserve System. The picture is bleaker for people with a high school degree or less: 54 percent of these respondents said they Read More »

The Human Needs Report: Defeating SNAP Cuts, Rescissions Package on Deck, Consumer Protections Wins and Losses, and More

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May 21, 2018

CHN just released another edition of the Human Needs Report. Read on for pieces on defeating harmful cuts to SNAP/food stamps, a spending cuts package in the House, one win and one loss for consumer protections, and more. Click here for a PDF version. House Could Vote on Spending Cuts Package this Week The House Read More »

How the House’s SNAP cuts would hurt children

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May 11, 2018

The House is likely to vote as soon as next week on the Farm Bill, legislation that includes the reauthorization of SNAP/food stamps. Despite historically being a bipartisan bill, the version put forth by the House GOP leaders this year includes sweeping, even stricter work requirements for recipients than those that are already in place. Read More »

Continuing Dr. King’s fight

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April 4, 2018

Reverend James Lawson was on National Public Radio yesterday, remembering Dr. Martin Luther King’s last campaign for justice.  Rev. Lawson, now 89, was a leader and teacher of nonviolent resistance in Memphis then, and urged Dr. King to come in support of the sanitation workers striking to raise their poverty wages and for their rights Read More »

How to fill the rest of 2018

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March 28, 2018

A piece in The Hill today says that “Republican leaders are mulling what to do for the rest of the year…” It goes on to say that legislative activity will slow down dramatically after Congress returns from its spring recess so members can spend more time campaigning before the November midterm elections. As such, GOP Read More »