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.

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Policy Briefing October 2016

Posted on October 7, 2016

• States Moving to Avoid Jailing Low-Income Defendants Who Are Awaiting Trial
• TANF Families Suffer High Rates of Trauma, Program Does Not Address It
• Impact of Payday and Auto Title Loans on Families with Low Income Described in New Report
• Two Governors Under Fire After Privatizing Welfare Services
• Rising Inequality Expanding the Black-White Wage Gap
• Incomes Up for Most in US in 2015, but Poverty Increased for Working-Age Adults and Children
• State Child Support Enforcement and TANF News
• 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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Policy Briefing September 2016

Posted on September 7, 2016


• Poorest Children of Single Mothers Became Poorer over First Decade of TANF
• HHS Releases Report on FY 2015 State TANF Spending
• Wide Racial Disparities in Top Mental Health Concerns for Children
• Installment Loans Might Be Just As Predatory as Payday Loans
• Seven States Cutting Eligible Residents from Federally Funded Food Stamp Benefits
• Expansion of Healthcare Coverage Found to Reap Benefits for Low-Income Families
• State Child Support Enforcement News

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