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Economic Recovery Act

Posted on December 19, 2012 by Shyama Venkateswar
A recent New York Times editorial states that under the Obama administration the homeless population has remained steady. The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 which provided $840 billion as stimulus monies included a $1.5 billion program that providing housing, rental assistance and temporary aid to people who had suddenly become homeless. But the editorial also notes, while conditions might be improving for homeless individuals, things are bleak for families with children. The National Women’s Law Center reported findings that in 2010, over 40 percent of single-mother families were poor; African-American and Hispanic single-mothers families living in poverty were 48 percent and 50 percent respectively.
Posted on October 07, 2010 by Kyla Bender-Baird
By Kyla Bender-BairdWhat a day! We have just come back from breakout group discussions where we all put our heads together to discuss the most pressing research, policy, program, media, and funding priorities for economic security, social supports and safety nets, education and healthcare. Stay tuned--we'll be posting memos from these discussions on the Council's website soon!In the meantime, we have an all-star panel to help close out the day. The topic? The Road Forward.
Posted on October 07, 2010 by Kyla Bender-Baird
By Kyla Bender-Baird
Posted on October 07, 2010 by Kyla Bender-Baird
By Kyla Bender-BairdThe day is finally here! Today is the Economic Security Summit, Reinvesting in Women and Families: Developing an Economy for the Future. The Council has partnered with the New York Women's Foundation, the Ms. Foundation for Women, the Women's Funding Network, the Women of Color Policy Network at NYU Wagner, and the Silver Century Foundation to bring together experts in research, advocacy, policymaking, media, and philanthropy.
Posted on October 01, 2010 by Kyla Bender-Baird
Posted on March 16, 2010 by Kyla Bender-Baird
There has been a lot of talk about the gender dimensions of the Great Recession and subsequent recovery efforts--most notably the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. But there has been little actual data.
Posted on February 18, 2010 by Kyla Bender-Baird
By Linda Basch* Today marks the one-year anniversary of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA). In its first year, ARRA has provided tax cuts to individuals, fiscal relief to states, and aid to those most directly hurt by the recession. According to the Council of Economic Advisors, the Recovery Act has added around 2.3% to real GDP growth and in August, it added one million jobs that would have been lost without the Recovery Act. That said, the national unemployment rate currently stands at an unacceptable 9.7% (which many experts say is a conservatively low estimate).
Posted on February 18, 2010 by Kyla Bender-Baird
By Sara K. Gould* Linda Basch: How has ARRA impacted our economy from a local, community, or individual/family perspective?Sara Gould: ARRA has provided a crucial injection of support to states during the worst of our nation’s current economic crisis. Take child care, for example: several states have used the funding to prevent budget cuts; some have reduced waiting lists for subsidized child care; and others have worked to improve the quality of child-care delivery.
Posted on February 17, 2010 by Kyla Bender-Baird
By Alan Jenkins* At year one, the legacy of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act is still unwritten. Most economists agree that the Act has created and saved large numbers of jobs, and helped stave off potentially catastrophic levels of unemployment. Given where our economy was a year ago, that is a huge and important accomplishment.
Posted on February 17, 2010 by Kyla Bender-Baird
By Randy Albelda*

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