Improving Access to Public Benefits

Helping Eligible Individuals and Families Get the Income Supports They Need

…receive food stamps, fewer than 1 in 10 gets child care assistance, and only half receive public ... with children receive the full package of supports for which they qualify.

April 1, 2010

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Hometown Prosperity

Increasing Opportunity for DC's Low-Income Working Families

…and educational outcomes for children and improve the District’s overall prosperity. ... performance and future earning capacity of children, improves health and reduces crime. ... — adults who are working and caring for children but earning less than 200 percent of the federal poverty

January 30, 2008

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…;s disadvantaged children. By embedding so much of the asset-building policy into the tax code as deductions

September 22, 2010

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Building Assets, Strengthening Families in Baltimore

This report provides an overview of the key components of the Annie E. Casey Foundation’s financial stability activities for low-income families in Baltimore and, increasingly, the state of Maryland. It is a case study of how this multipronged strategy has been developed and implemented in Baltimore and offers insights for others doing this important work in their communities.

November 1, 2011

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The Re-Emergence of Concentrated Poverty

Metropolitan Trends in the 2000s

An analysis of data on neighborhood poverty suggests that the strong economy of the late 1990s did not permanently resolve the challenge of concentrated poverty. The slower economic growth of the 2000s, followed by the worst downturn in decades, led to increases in neighborhoods of extreme poverty once again.

November 1, 2011

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Detention Reform and Girls

Challenges and Solutions

…Due to the strong link between child welfare and delinquency in girls, systems must share records ... probation units in Illinois to nurturing the mother-child bond in Texas) aimed at enhancing services

January 1, 2005

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