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….

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

Policy Briefing August 2016

Posted on August 4, 2016

• The True Impact of Work Requirements
• Eligible Applicants at Risk of Losing Food Stamp Benefits in Two States
• Mortality Risk Highest for Low-Income African American Men
• Income Mobility Declines
• Majority of Working Class Will be Non-White by 2032
• Fact Sheets Available for Every State Showing Impact of the Safety Net
• State Child Support Enforcement News
• Also of Note

Policy Briefing July 2016

Posted on June 30, 2016

• Decline and Shift in Welfare Spending
• Child Support Debt a Barrier for Released Prisoners Families
• Lack of Access to Legal Representation for Low-Income Defendants
• Manufacturing Industry Relies on Public Programs to Support Families
• Federal Budget Proposal Encourages Child Support Pass Through
• Increasing Gender and Income Work Gap
• State Child Support Enforcement News
• Also of Note

If I Had Money: Black Fathers and Children, Child Support Debt, and Economic Security in Mississippi

Posted on February 10, 2016

“If I Had Money” explores how court-ordered child support can create barriers to building economic security for Black parents, children, and their families—especially when the court-ordered debt is owed to the government. To further investigate the economic security of Black children, teenagers, and their fathers in Mississippi, CFFPP and the Coalition for a Prosperous Mississippi conducted focus groups and listening sessions with Black men, women, and high school students. Several policy recommendations are suggested, all focused on making sure children have the support they need—as well as their parents and families.