Storify: We’ve changed since the 1980s–MFIP should too.
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Legislative Wrap Up: Historic Changes for Striving Families
Here is a list of all the affirmative and positive MFIP policy changes that passed last week. Your Prosperity for All support and advocacy paid off in big ways! EDUCATION. The MFIP workforce education changes will take effect July 1, 2014: Unlimited participation will be allowed in adult basic education, GED coursework, ESL, and post-secondary education/training (including 4-year programs). Several statutory barriers […]
Raising the Minimum Wage
Hunger and Homelessness Awareness week has started. Did you know raising the minimum wage is among the top three priorities for the Minnesota Coalition for the Homeless during the 2014 legislative agenda? Too many individuals and families do not have a stable place to live, simply because their wages are too low. Yes, there are […]
6 Things You Don’t Know About Welfare
1. Most people on welfare are children. 2. The nation’s welfare program, TANF (Temporary Assistance for Need Families), is only available to families with children… 3. … And yet, most families living below the poverty line are not enrolled in TANF. (and the number of families enrolled in TANF has dropped substantially since 1996 – […]