Elizabeth Lower-Basch

Elizabeth Lower-Basch
Director of Income and Work Supports
Policy expertise: 
Income and Work Supports
Health and Mental Health
Cross-Program Benefit Access
Medicaid
Refundable Tax Credits
SNAP
TANF
Federal Spending Priorities
Work-Based Learning and Subsidized Employment
Immigrant Access to Benefits

Elizabeth Lower-Basch is director of CLASP's income and work supports team. Her expertise is federal and state welfare (TANF) policy, other supports for low-income working families (such as refundable tax credits), systems integration, and job quality. From 1996 to 2006, Ms. Lower-Basch worked for the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. In this position, she was a lead welfare policy analyst, supporting legislative and regulatory processes and managing research projects.  She received a master of public policy from Harvard University's Kennedy School of Government.