Category: TANF

Single Parents in Numbers

Tired of the continuing dependency of using the myth of the welfare queen by politicians to justify cuts to necessary services?  Tired of seeing single parents portrayed as villains and the scourge of society in the media? Here are some statistics you can use to back up your argument when finding it necessary to defend…
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WV TANF Misery Index is 160

Legal Momentum just released their newest TANF Misery Index based on 2012 numbers, the latest numbers available.  The TANF misery index measures how TANF is performing in alleviating poverty in families with children in the United States. Legal Momentum has been utilizing the TANF Misery Index since the beginning of the TANF (Temporary Assistance to…
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You Can Earn $8 for Every $1 You Save with WVIDA

The WVIDA Initiative is an asset building tool designed to help low-income families with special savings accounts known as IDA (Individual Development Accounts). IDAs empower them to work toward their goals of owning a home, starting a new business, or getting an education. What makes an IDA so special is that for every dollar you…
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TANF Block Grant has Failed Families in Poverty

The 1996 welfare reform laws replaced the Aid to Families with Dependent Children (AFDC) program with Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF) block grant. Some policymakers including House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan want to use the block grant model to restructure other programs such as Medicaid and SNAP (foodstamps). The Center on Budget and…
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