Category Archives: families

Bipartisan Idea to Lift Millions out of Poverty

Posted at http://www.chn.org/2016/01/22/bipartisan-idea-to-lift-millions-out-of-poverty/#.VqJ6LvkrIdV By Deborah Weinstein January 22, 2016  [Editor’s Note: This piece was co-written by Deborah Weinstein, CHN’s executive director, and Rev. Jennifer Butler, CEO of Faith in Public Life. With many thanks to the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities and the National Women’s Law … Continue reading

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Child Care Costs as Much as 85 Percent of Income for a Family at the Poverty Level

Posted at http://www.chn.org/2015/12/23/fact-of-the-week-child-care-costs-as-much-as-85-percent-of-income-for-a-family-at-the-poverty-level/#.VorxdfkrIdU By Lecia Imbery December 23, 2015 We all know raising a child isn’t cheap. But for families living at the poverty level, the rising cost of child care is even more difficult to afford. The cost of center-based … Continue reading

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Tell Congress: Don’t Put Corporations Ahead of Low-Income Working Families

From the Coalition on Human Needs (http://www.chn.org): Congress will soon be taking up legislation to extend more than 50 tax breaks, mostly for corporations. This is the perfect time for Congress to also act to make key provisions of the … Continue reading

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Urge Congress to Extend EITC/CTC to Support Working Families/Parents

From the Coalition on Human Needs (http://www.chn.org): Before the end of the year, Congress will vote on legislation to extend more than 50 tax breaks—most of which will benefit corporations. Corporate tax breaks will cost billions of dollars. But two … Continue reading

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Urge Congress to Support EITC and Child Tax Credit for Low-Income Working Families

From the Coalition on Human Needs (http://www.chn.org): Congress will soon be taking up legislation to extend more than 50 tax breaks, mostly for corporations, at a cost of billions of dollars. However, key provisions of tax credits for low-income working … Continue reading

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Community Voices: Nutrition Advocates Share Their Stories

From the Coalition on Human Needs (http://www.chn.org): By William Marker October 15, 2015 “The day I applied for food stamps, I also applied to attend the local community college. I spent the next 2.5 years working part time, going to school … Continue reading

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Support the Labor Department’s Overtime Rule

From the National Partnership for Women and Families (http://www.nationalpartnership.org/site/PageServer): Right now, only hourly workers and salaried workers making $23,660 per year or less — below the poverty line for a family of four — qualify for overtime pay when they … Continue reading

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Urge Congress to Act Against Abusive Scheduling that Hurts Families

From the National Partnership for Women and Families (http://www.nationalpartnership.org/site/PageServer): How do you plan your life when you don’t know how many hours you’ll work this week? When your manager gives you your work schedule at the last minute, and then … 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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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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