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  • A woman with a child carries a box of food assistance at a mobile food drop event in Orlando, Florida, April 6, 2020, photo by Paul Hennessy/Reuters

    Commentary

    America's Experiment in Remedying Child Poverty

    Amid the debate over whether the success of the expanded child tax credit in reducing poverty is worth its large price tag, many are missing a crucial feature: It was uniquely well-designed to address the increasingly precarious economic reality that millions of Americans experience.

    Feb 8, 2022

  • Tents of people experiencing homelessness at Echo Park Lake, Los Angeles, California, March 24, 2021, photo by Ted Soqui/Reuters

    Commentary

    Los Angeles Mayoral Debate Misleads on Approaches to Homelessness

    They may not mean to, but Los Angeles politicians continue to imply that there is a primary “fix” for homelessness, be it temporary shelters or permanent supportive housing. But those are just pieces of a very complex puzzle. The region needs a robust continuum of care. Although some efforts exist, they have not been scaled up to meet the need.

    Oct 26, 2022

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