Publication Date: November 2002
Publisher: Center for Law and Social Policy
Author(s): Bob Reeg; Christine Grisham; Annie Shepard
Research Area: Social conditions
Coverage: United States
Despite being almost universally eligible for welfare, many homeless young parents are not receiving needed services, and many arent even aware that the welfare program exists, according to this report released by the National Network for Youth and CLASP. Even when homeless youth know about Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), they have trouble accessing or keeping benefits. This report also discusses how the TANF living arrangement rule for minors may be operating as a barrier to TANF services rather than as an opportunity to help homeless young parents find safe housing. It concludes with recommendations for federal and state policymakers.
Supplementary files include a policy brief and a press release.
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