Provide financial assistance to working parents, or parents attending school, to pay for center-based or certified in-home child care
Policies & Programs
Policies and programs that can improve health
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Establish dedicated child development accounts (CDAs) to build assets over time with contributions from family, friends, and sometimes, supporting organizations; also called children’s savings accounts (CSAs)
Expand federal or state child tax credits by increasing credit amounts, making credits refundable, decreasing or eliminating the earnings threshold, or creating a fully refundable supplement
Offer debt advice from trained providers to tenants with unpaid, overdue rent to help repay debt and increase financial literacy
Expand refundable earned income tax credits for low to moderate income working individuals and families
Provide one-on-one or group adult education programs that cover topics such as basic budgeting, bank use, credit management, bankruptcy, credit building and counseling, homeownership, retirement, divorce, etc.
Adopt policies that allow custodial parents who receive Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) to collect all child support paid by the non-custodial parent; no portion is retained by the state
Support subsidized asset accumulation programs in which deposits by low and moderate income participants are matched by program sponsors; withdrawals must be used for qualified expenses to retain matching funds
Establish locally or state mandated wages that are higher than federal minimum wage levels
Support programs that provide matched dollar incentives for low or moderate income individuals to place some or all of their tax refund in a savings account
Support programs that provide small loans, usually to disadvantaged individuals, to start or expand a small business, often with business training and other assistance
Increase the lowest hourly, daily, or monthly compensation that employers may legally pay to workers
Provided work supports for low income individuals and families (e.g., job search assistance, transitional jobs, subsidized child care, health insurance, etc.); participants worked at least 30 hours/week
Regulate small, short-term loans that must be repaid by a borrower’s next pay day via bans, caps on maximum interest rates and loan amounts, minimum loan terms, truth in lending statements, etc.
Offer a refundable tax credit to working families with qualifying children or other dependents that receive care outside the home (e.g., a spouse with disabilities)
Explore ways to increase Supplemental Security Income (SSI) program benefit amounts for aged, blind, or disabled individuals, including children, with little or no income
Extend or raise the compensation provided to eligible, unemployed workers looking for jobs