child poverty


Temporary Pandemic Relief Programs Slashed Child Poverty in NYC, Report Finds

A new report has revealed that temporary pandemic relief programs brought child poverty to a historic low of 15% in New York City. 

New York Governor Quietly Pitches Gun Violence Response That Includes Youth Justice Reform Rollbacks


New York Aims to Tackle Child Poverty

Late last year, New York Gov. Kathy Hochul signed a law creating a special council to address child poverty. The council will meet for the first time this week.


New York Lawmakers Mount Last-Minute Effort to Permanently Expand State Child Tax Credit

In a bid to combat child poverty, New York lawmakers introduced a bill to permanently expand the Empire State Child tax credit.


Democrats, Including 2020 Candidates, Jump On Massive Expansion of Child Tax Credit

It is often posited that child protection agencies are prone to confuse poverty with neglect, unnecessarily involving families with the courts and foster care. A new bill introduced by several Democrats yesterday would attempt to remove that possibility in more cases by supplying more parents with cash assistance.


Amidst a Child Poverty Crisis, an Open Letter to California’s Next Governor

Governor-Elect Newsom: Leading up to Tuesday’s victory, your campaign statements on poverty were bold. You’ve promised to make eliminating child poverty your North Star. We know that priorities will get balanced against budget constraints in the upcoming year.


Cuts to Legal Aid Would Be Catastrophic for Children

When President Donald Trump proposed in mid-March to end Legal Services Corporation (LSC) funding, he was not thinking about 5-year-old Aaron. A painful bout of wheezing caused by asthma brought the boy and his parents to a doctor.


    Learning from Great Britain’s Efforts to End Child Poverty

    Results from Great Britain’s experiments in successfully reducing child poverty provide a blueprint for the U.S. to do the same, according to Columbia University researcher Jane Waldfogel. But waning enthusiasm for this initiative in England threatens its success.


    Reviewing State Housing Policy With a Child-Centered Lens: Opportunities for Engagement and Intervention

    This analysis provides a broad overview of state housing policy with a particular focus on policies that help remediate child poverty, promote family and residential stability for children, and help families access communities of opportunity that offer good schools and other amenities that make them especially good places to raise children.


    The State of America’s Children 2014 Report

    In 1964, President Lyndon Johnson declared a War on Poverty in his State of the Union Address. Fifty years later, how have American children fared? CDF’s new report The State of America’s Children 2014 finds child poverty has reached record levels and children of color are disproportionately poor.