SNAP is the nation’s most important anti-hunger program, assisting 41 million people to put food on the table monthly. SNAP provides essential nutritional support for diverse populations, including families with children, older adults, and people with disabilities. Yet eligibility rules in SNAP and other public…
On October 18, 2022, Deputy Executive Director of Policy Elizabeth Lower-Basch provided testimony to Mississippi’s State Legislature on potential reforms to the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program.
This brief recommends actions that federal, state, and local policymakers and administrators can take to ensure these programs better meet the needs of disabled people at a time when the disabled population is skyrocketing.
This report highlights recommendations to make substantive changes to SNAP, helping to redress the racist underpinnings of the program. These critical changes are necessary to move SNAP toward becoming an anti-racist program.
The release of 2021 poverty and health insurance coverage data from the U.S. Census Bureau demonstrates how government action in response to the pandemic stabilized households, uplifted millions of people from poverty, and brought uninsurance rates to historic lows.