Thursday, February 11, 2010

Increasing Access to Public Benefits: Important for Families and States

A new issue brief, Improving Access to Public Benefits: Helping Eligible Individuals and Families Get the Income Supports They Need, prepared by The Ford Foundation, the Open Society Institute, and the Annie E. Casey Foundation, addresses untapped resources that, if utilized, would provide support to low-income families. The brief highlights research suggesting that $65 billion in government services and supports remain unclaimed – a problem effecting eligible families, as well as local communities and state governments. The brief details the problem, gives examples of innovative outreach efforts, and provides information on replicating successful benefit access models.

Policies to Support Family Economic Success

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