by Andrew Breiner Dec 22, 2015
The headline says it all: "These low-income kids were given a gift for their parents and for themselves. But they could only keep one."
by Alan Pyke Dec 16, 2015
Maine used to rank 36th in the nation in food stamps application processing times. After years of conservative reforms, they're now dead last.
by Carimah Townes Dec 9, 2015
"This would help cover the state’s corrections costs but also put prisoners on a path of responsibility and sustainability.”
by Alice Ollstein Dec 9, 2015
"It is time to transform our national priorities," Sanders said after touring the impoverished neighborhood where 25-year-old Freddie Gray was killed by police.
by Alan Pyke Dec 1, 2015
The effect of Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker's (R) premature leap to stiffer work requirements for food stamps is falling disproportionately on people of color.
by Bryce Covert Nov 23, 2015
Nearly 30 percent of women have experienced a time when they couldn't afford diapers. These lawmakers have a solution.
by Scott Keyes Nov 21, 2015
Homelessness is declining, but not quick enough.
by Alan Pyke Nov 19, 2015
A meager benefit for the poorest Californians is basically out of reach for people with mental disabilities, a new suit alleges, in part because there's no online application.
by Bryce Covert Nov 18, 2015
More and more women can't get a job and can't get welfare, leaving them to cobble solutions together.
by Alan Pyke Nov 17, 2015
Paternalistic ideas about poverty usually set activists' hair on fire. But smoking is different -- and a far bigger threat to public housing is already moving quietly through Congress.