share

welfare

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

Glossary of Terms Related to TANF

AFDC: Aid to Families with Dependent Children (AFDC) was a program jointly financed by the federal and state government to provide cash assistance to needy families with children. The program ran from 1935 to 1995, and replaced by TANF in 1996.

 

ARRA: The American Recovery & Reinvestment Act (ARRA) was legislated in 2009 to provide emergency support during the 2008-09 recession.

TANF Overview

To see information about NETWORK's TANF findings contained in our 2010 report, TANF Tested, Lives of Families in Poverty during the Recession, click here.

 

Syndicate content