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Resources by Topic: Income support and assistance

Household Food Security in the United States in 2013
Presents statistics on food security, food expenditures, and use of food and nutrition assistance programs. Also explores the prevalence of food insecurity by household characteristics, including metropolitan or nonmetropolitan location, and geographic census region.
Additional links: Report Summary
Author(s): Alisha Coleman-Jensen, Christian Gregory, Anita Singh
Date: 09/2014
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: U.S. Department of Agriculture
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Proposed EITC Expansion Would Increase Eligibility and Dollars for Rural and Urban "Childless" Workers
Reports on proposed changes to the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) and the eligibility impact for rural versus urban childless workers.
Author(s): Jessica A. Carson, Marybeth J. Mattingly
Date: 2014
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Carsey School of Public Policy
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Coordination of Tribal TANF and Child Welfare Services: Early Implementation
Describes the activities of 14 tribes and tribal organizations that received demonstration grants from the Office of Family Assistance (OFA) for Coordination of Tribal TANF and Child Welfare Services to Tribal Families at Risk of Child Abuse or Neglect. Addresses models for coordinating service delivery, services and activities implemented by grantees, grantee progress, and key findings.
Author(s): Pirkko Ahonen, Kim Keating, Julie Morales, et al.
Date: 11/2013
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Administration for Children and Families
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A Descriptive Study of Tribal Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) Programs
Provides an in-depth, systematic description of program implementation, operations, outputs, and outcomes of four Tribal TANF programs: the Navajo Nation Program for Self Reliance, Oneida Tribe of Wisconsin's Tribal TANF program, the Tanana Chief Conference's Athabascan Self-Sufficiency Assistance Project, and South Puget Intertribal Planning Agency's Tribes Assisting Native Families program.
Author(s): Heather Hahn, Olivia Healy, Chris Narducci, Walter Hillabrant
Date: 09/2013
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Administration for Children and Families
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Making Health Insurance Affordable: Assistance to Individuals and Families in the Affordable Care Act
Summarizes the tax credit assistance available under the Affordable Care Act to help make health insurance more affordable. Discusses the importance of this assistance to rural residents.
Author(s): Jon M. Bailey
Date: 08/2013
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Center for Rural Affairs
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The Low-Income Housing Tax Credit: Overcoming Barriers to Affordable Housing in Rural America
Describes the positive effect of the Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) on low-income families in rural communities.
Date: 08/2013
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Rural Housing Coalition
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Is Food Insecurity the Same Thing as Hunger?
Defines food insecurity and hunger, and why there is a controversy with the terminology.
Author(s): Candi Helseth, Beth Blevins
Citation: Rural Monitor
Date: 05/2013
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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SNAP Use Increased Slightly in 2012: In Struggling Economy, Both Traditional and New Populations Rely on SNAP to Avoid Hunger
Uses data from the American Community Survey to examine rates of Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) receipt in 2012, track changes since the onset of the recession, and monitor receipt by region and place type including rural, suburban, and central city.
Author(s): Jessica A. Carson
Date: 2013
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Carsey School of Public Policy
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Child Care Subsidies Critical for Low-Income Families Amid Rising Child Care Expenses
Examines changes in child care expenditures from 2005 to 2011 with comparisons between nonmetropolitan and metropolitan residents. Addresses differences in monthly income spent on child care for different income groups and for mothers in poverty and discusses the policy implications.
Author(s): Kristin Smith, Nicholas Adams
Date: 2013
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Carsey School of Public Policy
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Recent Data Show Continued Growth in Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Use
Examines rates of Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) receipt in 2011, with particular attention to changes since the onset of the recession and to receipt by family composition, region, and place type (rural, suburban, central city).
Author(s): Jessica A. Carson, William W. Meub
Date: 2013
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Carsey School of Public Policy
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