"President Obama should come back to Florida and make another speech. This one should map out a plan for how our low-income citizens can access healthcare at a cost they can afford. If President Obama is serious about driving down healthcare costs (which he said was the goal of Obamacare), he will reform the exchange system so around $5 billion in feder […]
"HUD has awarded $150 million in rental assistance to 25 state housing agencies, with the goal of preventing individuals with disabilities from being institutionalized or possibly falling into homelessness. In turn, the state agencies will provide permanent affordable rental housing and needed supportive services to nearly 4,600 households who are extre […]
"Gov. Charlie Baker is releasing a proposal on Wednesday to expand a state tax credit for low-income families and partially pay for it by eliminating a tax credit for film production companies. The proposal will be part of his fiscal year 2016 budget."
"Gov. Rick Scott on Wednesday tried to increase pressure on the federal government to continue funding for a program that hospitals say is critical to providing care to low-income and uninsured patients."
"What's the best way to help poor people increase their incomes? One way is to encourage them to work. Another is to pay them higher wages. A little-known federal program, the earned income tax credit (EITC) does both. It essentially uses the tax system to supplement a low income worker's pay. Think of it as a reverse income tax."
"Governor Charlie Baker on Monday proposed doubling the tax credit, and several state legislators on both sides of the aisle have filed bills to increase it — including one that would more than triple the tax break and give Massachusetts the largest state Earned Income Tax Credit in the nation. If the state were to triple the tax credit, joint filers wi […]
"Millions of dollars in federal grant money left unspent was intended to help Hidalgo County families. However, a large chunk of the money is going back to Washington instead of being used by Hidalgo County citizens and permanent residents making less than $11,000 a year."
"Officials have announced a $2 million federal grant that will pay for low-income housing for 50 families in Nevada. The money from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development will assist Nevada’s state Housing Division with placing extremely low income people with disabilities in permanent, affordable rental homes."