By Renato Rocha and Elizabeth Lower-Basch
More members of Congress must raise homeownership disparities and community reinvestment as a priority in the Build Back Better agenda, displaying their support for programs that acknowledge and strive to dismantle racist housing and land use policies or eliminate their lasting, discriminatory effects.
Ashley Burnside was quoted about how there is still time to sign up to receive the child tax credit payments.
While rates of adult mental illness were on the rise even before the pandemic, the grief, isolation, and anxiety brought about by COVID-19 have contributed to increased rates of more severe mental health symptoms, particularly among youth, LGBTQ+ individuals, and Black and Native American populations.
"Hannah Matthews, deputy executive director for policy at the Center for Law and Social Policy, acknowledged that a phased-in approach is a plausible option."
In recognition of Hispanic Heritage Month, Alejandra Londono Gomez calls for broader policy changes in immigration.
A nationally representative sample of 1,031 households with children under 18 with incomes below $150,000 was polled in the first two weeks of July, prior to initial distribution of advance Child Tax Credit (CTC) payments by the IRS. The results showed that:
Alyssa Fortner highlights the value of increasing income eligibility limits for child care assistance and how states have done so using COVID-19 relief funds.
The citizenship expansion may also be an anti-poverty and labor rights tool, says Wendy Cervantes, who directs immigration work at the Center for Law and Social Policy.
Statement from Olivia Golden on the need for Congress to continue pursuing path to citizenship, despite Senate Parliamentarian ruling.