These families worry about lost wages if they take off and how to pay for child care if they work over the holidays.
Disparities in immunization rates persist between low-income and higher-income people.
This top chef wants to share her love of food to help others! La Soupe is a French roadside soup shack that mixes the cooking
It's time to stop pretending children can succeed when their parents don't.
Working families in America often make impossible choices between food, clothing, and housing. When families struggle to afford basic necessities, they often sacrifice the things most of us take for granted.
Obamacare has led to an historic increase in health insurance coverage for low- and moderate-income Americans. Republican plans for health insurance reform will likely cover fewer people, provide fewer benefits to low-income individuals, and possibly increase the federal deficit.
With Tax Day now behind us, it's time to recognize Lisa and the thousands of New Yorkers who are now on their way to building a healthier financial future and identity, thanks to one of the nation's most successful anti-poverty measures -- the Earned Income Tax Credit.
Despite the U.S. economic recovery, low-wage jobs have accounted for almost 60 percent of the employment gains since 2010. As a result, the number of low-income working families has been growing and now represents almost a third of all U.S. working families.
Congress must stop playing politics with children and pass four more years of funding for CHIP and MIECHV as part of the "doc fix" package if millions of children are not to be left with uncertainty and at greater risk. We need to ensure our children are healthy, supported, and strong if they are going to be able to support our growing number of seniors in the future.
As Mayor de Blasio shared his vision for expanding New York City's affordable housing stock, many of us who have been involved in advocating for better housing conditions for the poor wondered, "affordable for whom?"
With diapers banned from food stamp use -- along with alcohol, cigarettes and pet food -- families must rely on basic needs
Oxfam's analysis of State of the Union Addresses over the past 100 years shows no president has spoken less about inequality since the Great Depression. Will Obama change that tonight?
I couldn't help but tear up when a little girl told the crowd that "adoption is when your auntie becomes your mommy." So much power in one sentence.
We propose a Welfare to Homework program. In this program, parents would be trained and paid not to leave home to go to work but to stay home and become part of the educational team. These parents might even been paid a bonus for their children's attendance and performance at school.
The Southerland amendment would have incentivized states to deny SNAP benefits to needy individuals and families by allowing the states to keep half the savings resulting from decreased SNAP payments, even though the federal government pays the full cost of SNAP benefits.
Sequestration will indeed be catastrophic: catastrophic at least for homeless and low income people who are caught between a market that cannot provide housing they can afford, and a government that cannot balance its books.
"[It's] a significant reduction. I think that [the public housing agencies] have been squeezed quite a bit over the last
The across-the-board cuts that go into effect on Friday are going to impact every American family. But the poor and working families are about to be hit hard.