In order to gain more perspective on how Pay-to-Pay could impact low-income communities, we spoke with Nicole Carbine, a Housing Case Manager at Solid Ground.
Anti-poverty advocates are celebrating significant investments in our state’s social safety net proposed in Governor Jay Inslee’s supplemental budget, released this afternoon.
"No Fresh Start in 2019: How States Still Let Debt Collectors Push Families into Poverty" finds that not one jurisdiction’s laws meet basic standards so that debtors can continue to work productively to support themselves and their families.
If you’re like many Washingtonians, especially those living on a low income or in a rural area, you may not have seen a dentist in quite some time. That’s because access to routine dental care can be abysmally difficult to obtain if you don’t have the means.
Podcasts are also a great way to be introduced to or learn more about a huge variety of topics, especially those that may seem daunting or complex at first. That’s why we’ve created a list of some of our favorite economics and social justice podcasts!
Listening Sessions are one way Poverty Action advocates alongside communities rather than on their behalf. While the distinction may seem small, it’s vitally important.
Without a doubt, the public charge policy is the newest tool in the current Administration's toolkit to curb immigration, undermine the country's social safety net, and unsettle immigrant communities. This policy blatantly favors wealthy immigrants, and boldly inserts racist, white supremacist, and classist rhetoric into a process which should be open and equitable for all.
Earlier this year, state anti-poverty advocates successfully passed a bill that repealed some of Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF)’s harshest policies, meaning more families will be able to access TANF’s critical support during times of hardship.
This session, anti-poverty advocates were successful in passing important funding increases for several of the state's safety net programs, including Housing & Essential Needs (HEN) and Pregnant Women's Assistance (PWA). These increases recently went into effect on July 1.
Erin Hitomi, a senior studying Public Health and Global Health at the University of Washington, shared her views on her experience as our 2018 Listening Session Intern.