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In Mantua: If benefits are building blocks, what do we do about benefit cliffs? purpose

Jan. 13, 2021 9:00 am

In Mantua: If benefits are building blocks, what do we do about benefit cliffs?

When people who receive benefits increase earned income as well, they often face a "benefits cliff," where the benefits taper off before sustainable economic self-sufficiency and growth can occur.
Can EITC be a tool for poverty alleviation or wealth building in Fairhill? purpose

Jan. 11, 2021 11:09 am

Can EITC be a tool for poverty alleviation or wealth building in Fairhill?

“We need to develop systems to ensure warm and effective connectivity between the free tax prep and the comprehensive set of public benefits, subsidies, supports, and resources," says Will Gonzalez, executive director of Ceiba.
What has COVID-19 shown us about gaps in poverty alleviation? A look at South Philly purpose

Dec. 15, 2020 1:12 pm

What has COVID-19 shown us about gaps in poverty alleviation? A look at South Philly

Generocity contributor Erin Flynn Jay writes about how service providers in South Philly — who relied on walk-in traffic pre-COVID — have had to retool and strengthen partnerships to keep reaching community members in need.
A look inside the stubborn problem of access to benefits and relief in Kensington purpose

Dec. 8, 2020 9:57 am

A look inside the stubborn problem of access to benefits and relief in Kensington

Generocity contributor Brandon Dorfman looks at some the root causes of poverty in Kensington, and at the limitations of, and challenges to, poverty alleviation efforts that have been deployed in the neighborhood in the past.
This is Philadelphia’s largest, newest coalition combating poverty purpose

Dec. 1, 2020 4:11 pm

This is Philadelphia’s largest, newest coalition combating poverty

Generocity contributor Brandon Dorfman takes a deep dive into how poverty manifests in Philadelphia, and the unprecedented coalition that has committed to lift 100,000 Philadelphians out of it in the next five years.

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