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The Center for Family Policy and Practice is a nonprofit advocacy organization that was founded in 1995 to incorporate the needs of low-income men of color into conversations about poverty solutions. Our work addresses systemic and structural barriers to economic security, with a particular focus on child support and social welfare policies.

We advocate for policies that would benefit every member of low-income families and communities. Contact us! »

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POLICY BRIEFING February 2017

Posted on February 13, 2017

IN THIS ISSUE:

• New Final Rules Affecting Child Support Enforcement Issued
• Early Indications of Proposed Cuts to Social Services by Trump Administration
• States Spending Only Half of TANF Funds on Core Welfare Programs
• Wisconsin Governor Seeks Stricter Requirements on Food Stamp and Housing Assistance Recipients, Increases State EITC for Some Families
• State Policy and Practice News

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Policy Briefing December 2016/January 2017

Posted on January 4, 2017

IN THIS ISSUE:

• Republican Plans to Repeal ACA Would Leave One in Four Uninsured
• Annual Report on Child Support Collections Shows Declining Caseload and Reduced Funding for Enforcement Programs in States
• Cities Increasingly Criminalizing Homelessness
• State Policy and Practice
• Also of Note

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Payday Lending and Auto Title Lending: Who Borrows and Why?

Posted on September 21, 2016

Payday and auto title loans threaten the economic security of some individuals, families and communities. The presence of loan stores combined with the absence of banks in these communities makes it tempting for mothers and fathers with economic need to take out an initial loan. The structure of the payday and auto title loans often furthers economic instability….

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