The Way to Greet 2020
January 3, 2020

How to greet 2020? We look to suffragist Alice Paul and Rep. John Lewis for inspiration.

NELP report: New year to usher in minimum wage increases; fight for $15 pays dividends
December 24, 2019

As we prepare to ring in the new year, there is some good news to report. Across the country, a record number of states, cities and counties are raising the minimum wage, evidence that our national conversation and debate over income inequality is having tangible results. The welcome news was delivered in a new report published Monday by the National Employment Law Project (NELP), a CHN member. NELP reported that in January alone, 21 states and 26 cities and counties will raise the minimum wage. And there’s more good news to come: later in 2020, four more states and 23 additional localities also will raise their minimum wages.

CHN welcomes new board members
December 23, 2019

CHN recently welcomed four new members to its Board of Directors as well as one new Board officer. The new members will begin their service on Jan. 1, 2020. They represent disability advocates, the anti-poverty community, labor rights, and immigration and economic justice advocacy. All CHN Board members work for organizations that are CHN members. 

CHN’s latest Human Needs Report: Final spending bills, parental leave for federal workers, ACA’s future, and more
December 20, 2019

CHN just released another edition of the Human Needs Report. Read on for the latest on Congress's final FY20 spending bills, a year-end tax package, a judge's ruling on the ACA, efforts to preserve SNAP benefits and lower prescription drug costs, and more. You can view a PDF up the report here.

For homeless Americans, Dec. 21 is the longest night of the year
December 19, 2019

Saturday, Dec. 21 is the first day of winter and the longest night of the year. It is also the day that many affordable housing advocates have chosen to remember the many homeless people who die each year. Sponsored by the National Coalition for the Homeless, the National Consumer Advisory Board and the National Health Care for the Homeless Council, the National Homeless Persons’ Memorial Day has been commemorated for nearly three decades now.

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