"We know how to make a difference in the lives of people experiencing poverty. Investing in food, health care, and economic security for all will pay off in healthier people, a growing economy, and stronger communities. What we need is collective will to make it happen."
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.