Category: TANF

TANF Waivers: Might Be a Good Thing

There has been much discussion lately about TANF Waivers and the idea that these Waivers will gut the current Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF) program.  This is wrong; these Waivers will provide states the opportunity to tailor their programs to fit the needs of the people of their state.  This might be a good…
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The Safety Net is Shredded

On August 22, 1996, President Clinton signed the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Act, replacing Aid to Families with Dependant Children with TANF as the national welfare program for needy Americans.   Fifteen years later, the truth is that TANF has shredded the safety net.  It has been a disaster for poor families, the majority of whom…
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Need a Car? GNMG May be Able to Help

Good News Mountaineer Garage (GNMG) accepts donations of vehicles that are repairable for a reasonable amount of money. These donated cars are then distributed to families with low incomes needing transportation to work.   Need a Car? To receive a vehicle, a family must be referred by their DHHR case manager with approval by the regional supervisor.…
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Woman sues program for violating right against “involuntary servitude”

A Seattle woman claims the Work First welfare program violates her right against “involuntary servitude.”  She is suing the state under the 13th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution over the practices of the Work First program, KING-TV, Seattle, reported Thursday. “Neither slavery, nor involuntary servitude, except as punishment for crime … shall exist within the…
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