Category Archives: Human Needs

Senator Casey Pushes for Expansion of Summer Meals Program

Not reaching 85 percent of eligible children with summer meals is “an abomination and an insult,” said U.S. Senator Bob Casey (D-PA), in a conference call with reporters. “That’s a national failure we need to correct.” Casey is supporting legislation … Continue reading

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Take Action on Federal Hunger Programs

From the Food Research and Action Center (http://www.frac.org): Child Nutrition Reauthorization Hearing: On June 24th, the House Education and the Workforce Subcommittee on Early Childhood, Elementary, and Secondary Education held its latest in a series of hearings on federal child … Continue reading

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Fewer Than 1 in 4 Households Eligible for Housing Assistance Get It, But Congress Cuts Assistance Even More—and How You Can Speak Out

Posted at http://www.chn.org/2015/06/26/head-smacker-fewer-than-1-in-4-households-eligible-for-housing-assistance-get-it-but-congress-cuts-assistance-even-more/#.VZKvqflViko By Lecia Imbery June 26, 2015 Fewer than 1 in 4 low-income households who qualify for housing assistance receives it due to lack of funds, but that didn’t stop the House of Representatives from cutting housing assistance even more. Earlier … Continue reading

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Urge Your PA Senator to Pass HB 792, PA’s Housing Trust Fund, Now

From Housing Alliance of Pennsylvania (http://www.housingalliancepa.org/): SB 566 to expand the Housing Trust Fund statewide passed 49-0! AMAZING!!!  First HB 792 passed the PA House UNANIMOUSLY, now the Senate passes SB 566, its companion bill UNANIMOUSLY. BUT, this vote does … Continue reading

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Revised Bill Banning Benefits Threatens Women in Recovery—Act Now

Pennsylvania House Bill 222, reinstating a ban on SNAP benefits (food stamps) and other public assistance for people with drug felony convictions, has been completely redrafted in response to a public outcry from domestic violence and women’s advocates, anti-hunger groups, … Continue reading

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Take Action to End Child Hunger

From First Focus (http://campaignforchildren.org/): One in five children in America face hunger. That means empty fridges, empty lunchboxes, and empty bellies. But hunger doesn’t stop there. It follows our kids into the classroom where they can’t concentrate. It follows them … Continue reading

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Urge Your PA Senator to Support PA’s Housing Trust Fund

From Housing Alliance of Pennsylvania (http://www.housingalliancepa.org/): We’re in the home stretch. Now is the time when leadership in the General Assembly decides which bills move to the Governor’s desk and which stay behind. Your voice can help ensure that the … Continue reading

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Support the National Housing Trust Fund with District Visits During Summer Recess

From the National Low Income Housing Coalition (http://www.nlihc.org): Congress is locked in a budget fight that threatens housing programs. Many of you have likely heard that on June 9, the House of Representatives passed a Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, … Continue reading

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13 Million Dads Benefit from Low-Income Tax Credits

Posted at http://www.chn.org/2015/06/19/fact-of-the-week-13-million-dads-benefit-from-low-income-tax-credits/#.VYQ-TvlViko By Lecia Imbery June 19, 2015 For Mother’s Day, our Fact of the Week highlighted the 21 million moms who benefit from low-income tax credits. We didn’t want to leave out dads, so this week’s fact is about them. … Continue reading

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Child Nutrition Reauthorization Day of Action—June 23, National

From the Food Research and Action Center (http://www.frac.org): Join FRAC and other national anti-hunger organizations on Tuesday, June 23rd for a Day of Action in support of a strong child nutrition bill that invests and improves the programs. As momentum … Continue reading

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