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PPI Releases "Working Our Way Out of Poverty" Report

We propose a package of policies that an Urban Institute analysis has determined would cut poverty by 50 percent or more in the United States.

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PPI releases "Working Our Way Out of Poverty" Report

On March 25, 2015, the Community Advocates Public Policy Institute releases our “Working Our Way Out of Poverty” report at a special briefing. The report proposes a package of policies that an Urban Institute analysis has determined would cut poverty by 50 percent or more in the United States. The report makes the case for adopting the policy package – to stimulate growth, and to ensure work opportunities and economic security for all. The policy changes work together to make jobs available, make work pay, reduce obstacles to work, and help seniors and adults with disabilities. Click here to read the report summary, here for the Urban Institute page for the full report, and here for a pdf of the full report.

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Sheena is a home health nurse, a single mom with two young daughters.  A few years ago, as her finances became more and more squeezed, she fell behind on her utilities payments.  Her arrears ballooned to almost $3,000.

She was constantly living under the threat of disconnection, fearing she would be living in darkness, unable to cook, unable to provide for her girls.

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