To help tenants stay in their homes, local and federal policymakers must advance effective solutions like right-to-counsel programs, which ERAP funds can support. Such programs help tenants secure representation to fight evictions, a step toward equity that many local governments have shown can reduce housing instability and save money for communities.
This blog post by Cameron Johnson advocates for budget reconciliation legislation that contains federal investments in jobs in sustainability and combating climate change. Such investments must center the economic empowerment of communities with barriers to employment.
Congress must advance a federal subsidized jobs program, focused on essential work available now in the green economy, as an effective solution to help more people gain economic stability while reducing the harm of climate change.
Helping students return to the classroom safely is a critical part of our country’s journey to recovery. By directly addressing the needs of immigrant families, schools can establish a safe and healthy learning environment while ensuring equitable access to education.
A recent update to the Thrifty Food Plan (TFP) will result in an average 27% increase in benefits to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, one of many important steps to ensure that people experiencing poverty can afford the food they need to live and thrive.
Access to food, cash assistance, health care, and housing are pathways to economic justice that everyone deserves—no matter their citizenship status. However, federal restrictions enacted 25 years ago interfere with the ability of immigrants to secure critical benefits with significant consequences to their and their families’ wellbeing.
The DC Council has voted unanimously in support of the Fiscal Year 2022 Budget Support Act of 2021. With this vote, DC’s paid leave program will be more accessible for Black and brown working families in DC.