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NETWORK Releases Troubling Report Showing How People in Poverty Are Struggling During the Economic Recession

Since TANF (Temporary Assistance for Needy Families) was created in the 1996 welfare reform law, NETWORK has conducted periodic surveys to evaluate its effectiveness. TANF Tested: Lives of People in Poverty, our new report, reveals how people in poverty -- who are too often ignored -- are struggling in this time of economic hardship and high unemployment. Read more

National Catholic Reporter on NETWORK's TANF Report

Network, the Catholic social justice lobby in Washington, has been monitoring the effectiveness of the so-called "welfare-to-work" laws since Bill Clinton made welfare reform a keystone of his presidency in 1996. Network recently released its latest evaluation and found that in today's economic climate, the programs are severely lacking. Read more

John Gehring on "TANF Tested: Lives of Families in Poverty during the Recession"

NETWORK, a national Catholic social justice lobby on Capitol Hill, has long been a tireless advocate for those whose voices are rarely heard in Washington's marbled corridors of power...  Yesterday, NETWORK released a sobering new report that should be read by any elected official or citizen concerned about our nation's fraying social safety net. Read more

Blog: NETWORK Briefing a Successful Contribution to the TANF Conversation

Jul 20, 2010 | By Amy Johnson, Emerson Hunger Fellow

Yesterday, NETWORK hosted a briefing on the release of our report, TANF Tested: the Lives of Families in Poverty during the Recession. Read more

Catholic Social Justice Lobby Releases New Data on Poverty during the Economic Downturn

Washington DC: NETWORK today released its new report on how people in poverty have been affected by the recession and high unemployment.   Read more

NETWORK Briefing on Our New Report - "TANF Tested: Lives of Families in Poverty during the Recession"

Learn about how people in extreme poverty are affected by the current economic downturn. Read more

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