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Advance Child Tax Credit Supported Families Experiencing Economic Shocks

The 2021 American Rescue Plan Act significantly expanded the federal Child Tax Credit by increasing the credit amount, making it available to families with no or little income, and disbursing […]

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Prevalence and Correlates of Unstable Housing Among US Children

Key Points Question  What is the prevalence of unstable housing among US children younger than 18 years? Findings  This survey study found that in 2022, 17.1% of children currently residing […]

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The Farm Bill

The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) ensures families can put food on their table and have the nutrition they need to thrive. For families with young children especially, SNAP offers […]

Protected: Advance Child Tax Credit Supported Families Experiencing Economic Shock

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Pediatrician at NIFA housing summit: ‘Health, wealth and housing — you can’t separate them.’

LINCOLN — Mouse droppings led to a “eureka moment” for Dr. Megan Sandel, who at the time was a pediatric resident in Boston. Sandel, speaking Wednesday in Nebraska, back then […]

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Diagnosing the youth mental health crisis? Don’t forget housing and extreme heat

THE CITY OF BOSTON recently announced a new $21 million initiative to address the urgent need for more mental health services and programs for youth and families. This announcement follows a report from […]

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Important New WIC Rule

The United State Department of Agriculture (USDA) recently released a final rule that updated the food package using the most up-to-date science on child nutrition for the Special Supplemental Nutrition […]

Healthy Families Tax Credits Coalition Sends Massachusetts Senate Letter with 105 Organizations to Support Tax Equity

The recent Massachusetts Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) expansion, designed to uplift low-wage workers, currently leaves people behind when it should treat all workers equally. As the State prepares the […]

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Women’s History Month: A Cause for Celebration, A Cause for Concern

During Women’s History Month, we often reflect on and celebrate the achievements of women around the world, particularly in the face of unimaginable obstacles. While we’ve come a very long […]

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Immigrant Advocates Call For Tax Credit Equity

Originally published on State House News Service. Immigrant advocates on Thursday lobbied for expanded eligibility of a tax credit that’s seen as a key tool to prevent poverty and improve […]