Jul. 12, 2021 12:53 pm
Poverty in 2021 looks different than in 1964 – but the US hasn’t changed how it measures it
Many Americans in the past have been rudely surprised at just how inadequate America’s safety net is, at least in part because it’s based on outdated federal poverty thresholds, says guest columnist Mark Rank.
May 5, 2021 2:58 pm
Disappearing benefit packages leave workers with chronic economic insecurity
Many low-wage workers turn to the governmental safety net for their benefits package to supplement their paychecks. But our country’s governmental safety net is best described as a collection of inadequate assistance programs that vary state to state.
Apr. 13, 2020 7:25 am
Need help restoring utilities or preventing foreclosure? Legal help is available by phone
Community Legal Services has closed its physical doors, but the staff is still helping Philadelphians deal with pressing legal issues, says Dawn Williams, one of the nonprofit's managing attorneys.
Oct. 14, 2019 8:00 am
Systems blocking people from self-sufficiency
The reality of losing public benefits due to achieving economically is frightening, but it is possible to navigate with preparation, says guest columnist David Griffith of Episcopal Community Services.
Oct. 12, 2018 11:49 am
BenePhilly is celebrating 10 years of increased access to public benefits by opening 6 new locations
Benefits Data Trust's eligibility-screening centers will open at four community schools and two city health centers in December.
Dec. 6, 2017 11:50 am
A new SNAP form for Pennsylvania seniors got 50% more applications — but it’s not enough
It's now a lot easier for older adults and those receiving disability benefits to apply for food assistance. Why aren't more of them doing it?
Feb. 13, 2015 11:31 am
Campaign for Working Families helps Philadelphia’s low-income residents get their taxes done for free
Last year, CWF helped people file nearly 18,000 tax returns and helped people receive $8.8 million in EITC.
Feb. 4, 2015 1:12 pm
Philly, here’s your impact for January: OpenAccessPHL, #ReclaimMLK, Homeless Count and more
2015 started off with big movements and innovative new programs – check out these highlights from January: [listly id=”ZYy” layout=”magazine” show_header=”false” show_author=”false” show_sharing=”false” show_tools=”false” per_page=”25″]
Jan. 28, 2015 11:29 am
Weavers Way Launches New Food for All Program
Food for All is a discount program for lower income members at Weavers Way Co-op.
Dec. 16, 2014 12:29 pm
Shared Prosperity Roundtable Looks at Making Public Benefits Work for Families in Transition
A conversation about public benefits between nonprofits, city officials and members of the community.