Building Blocks Out of Poverty

Full fact sheet | One-page version

Basic needs programs provide core supports that help people meet their immediate needs and shape positive long-term impacts.

This fact sheet explains how basic needs programs like SNAP, Medicaid, and cash assistance benefit low-income people both immediately and long term. It also addresses current threats and bad proposals that would undermine these programs.

The fact sheet is also available in a one-page version that focuses solely on the benefits of basic needs programs.