"State senators voted Tuesday afternoon to expand a tax credit that benefits hundreds of thousands of low-income workers and quickly found themselves in a standoff with Governor Charlie Baker over how to pay for it. The Senate legislation, which would increase the state’s earned income tax credit by half, would pay for the move by freezing in place the […]
"According to a new report, growing up in Fairfield County has a negative effect on low-income children. 'The Equality of Opportunity Project' sheds light on how where a child grows up affects their financial success later in life by comparing counties in the United States–and in Connecticut, Tolland County is a child's best bet while Fai […]
"A minimum wage earner in Massachusetts making $9 an hour would have to work 110 hours a week to reasonably afford an average two-bedroom apartment in the state, according to an annual report. The 2015 report, from the National Low Income Housing Coalition, bases its calculations on how much a household would need to earn to keep costs associated with r […]
"Amid state cuts in higher education funding and modest increases in federal grant aid eclipsed by rising tuition, African-American, Latino and low-income students like Stone must borrow to get a degree, according to a new report from liberal think tank Demos."
"Public colleges are becoming increasingly less accessible to low-income and in-state students, instead attempting to lure those in less need with merit aid, according to a new report. While part of the trend stems from schools needing to draw in more revenue in the face of state budget cuts, they're also engaging in a self-perpetuating arms race t […]
"While the Nevada Legislature has been grabbing headlines in recent weeks with a series of education reform bills, you might have missed the 'report card' released by the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation revealing how Nevada schools are woefully neglecting gifted students from low-income backgrounds. It analyzed state-level policies and actual stude […]
"A bipartisan bill offering relief for low-income families whose rising earnings would otherwise boot them from affordable housing is set to receive Gov. Kate Brown's signature and become law, her office confirmed Monday. House Bill 3082 — carried by Rep. Lew Frederick and Sen. Chip Shields, both Portland Democrats — would allow governments and hou […]
"Low-income families with schoolchildren would have Internet access at home through a public assistance program under legislation introduced by U.S. Rep. Bill Foster. Foster, D-Naperville, on Monday joined representatives of the Housing Authority of Joliet and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development at one of HAJ's affordable housing c […]
"A low-income housing complex in Harlingen could be the future of housing in the Rio Grande Valley. From the slanted rooftops to the small ponds scattered across the grassy areas on the property, every design element of the La Hacienda Casitas located off Expressway 83 and Lewis Lane has a purpose."
"The new Section 811 funding, managed by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the Department of Health and Human Services, provides subsidized housing to disabled individuals, keeping them out of an institution or off the streets. A team of state agencies, including the California Housing Finance Agency and the Department of Health C […]