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Workfare for Food Stamps?
Concerns Persist Over Child Welfare Cases Involving Mental Health
Report: Young NYers Face Higher Barriers To Public Assistance
Budget Cut Avoided, But Children's Services Still Show Strain
For Low-Income Immigrants, Status Complicates Survival
The Poor Have Numbers. Do They Count?
Even Entrepreneurs Need Food Stamps
From Blue-Collar to the Welfare Line
One Woman's Plan to Beat Poverty
Sharon's Homework: Self-Sufficiency
What Would Help Poor New Yorkers? Take Your Pick
From Welfare To Work—Until A Budget Cut Hits
Human Factor Looms Large In ACS System
What Cuts Will Cost: Children's Learning, Parents' Work
Senate, Assembly Resist Cuomo Cuts To Services
Critics Of Homeless Program Fight To Save It
Controversy Over Alleged Muslim Radicalization Not New
Credits As Collateral: Schools Withhold Records If Debts Unpaid
Cuomo's Cuts Could Hit The Poor
Questions About Mayor's Plan To Run Youth Jails
Since 1996, each state has had control of the welfare system. The states offer basic assistance with health care, food stamps, childcare, and unemployment. Eligibility for welfare is dependent on income, size of family, and “crisis situations”. Each case has a caseworker to assess a family’s eligibility. In New York City, there are over 2,000 outlets for welfare resources. Still, with a lack of funding and a growing number of those in need, food pantries and other services struggle each day to keep their doors open.
The panel was charged with answering the question, "Welfare Reform at 15: Is It Working?"Their answer depended almost entirely on how each member defined "working."
Tuesday, December 10, 2013
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Wednesday, December 18, 2013
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A report by Franklin Romeo and Jennifer Ching of (Queens Legal Services and Legal Services NYC) explores foreclosure risks in neighborhoods hit hard by Sandy and finds that some of the steps taken by banks in the wake of the storm "[create] a situation where a homeowner is likely to fall into a mortgage delinquency."
In 2010, tens of thousands of votes in New York did not count due to overvotes — the invalid selection of more than one candidate. This report demonstrates how the lack of adequate overvote protections disproportionately affected the state's poorest communities, suggests commonsense reforms, and examines national implications.