HUD proposal puts tens of thousands of families at risk; comment period ends Tuesday
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July 9, 2019

The Trump Administration wants to rip apart tens of thousands of families. Through the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), it has proposed prohibiting mixed-status families from receiving housing assistance. Mixed-status families are families that include both members who are eligible and ineligible for housing assistance based on their immigration status.

More than 52,000 comments submitted opposing the latest attempt to shrink the poverty line
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July 3, 2019

In May, the Trump Administration announced its latest plan to deny assistance to millions: shrinking the poverty line. Through our webinars, email blasts, direct outreach, and the support of our coalition members and other like-minded groups, CHN helped generate more than 52,000 comments opposing this attempt to redefine the poverty line, submitted from all 50 states and the District of Columbia.

The Miami debates: Did the presidential candidates discuss poverty?
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July 2, 2019

Last month, Voices for Human Needs wrote about an event sponsored by the Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival. The event featured nine presidential candidates who took turns taking the stage at Trinity Washington University to discuss their plans for fighting poverty in the United States. At the time of the event, it was noted that when presidential candidates gather for traditional debates, poverty does not exactly take center stage. So we wondered what would happen when 20 candidates gathered for two debates last week in Miami; would poverty and economic injustice be a focus of attention?

Breaking news: Media reports say Trump Administration has dropped efforts to include citizenship question in 2020 Census
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July 2, 2019

Moments ago, media outlets -- including Huffington Post and The New York Times, reported that U.S. Census forms are being printed and that the Trump Administration has dropped efforts to include a citizenship question. Reports HuffPo: "There will not be a question asking about citizenship on the 2020 census, the Trump administration said Tuesday.

The latest CHN Human Needs Report: Spending updates, emergency border aid passes, Supreme Court blocks Census citizenship question, and more
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July 1, 2019

CHN just released another edition of the Human Needs Report. Read on for the latest on Congress's spending work, aid for immigrants at the border, the Supreme Court's decision on the Census citizenship question, and more.