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TANF at 20: Blog Series

March 24, 2017

Since 1973, some incarnation of Empire Justice Center has been fighting for low income and disenfranchised New Yorkers' rights.  We've seen many changes and weathered many storms, including the so-called "welfare reform" of 1996.  The advent of the federal Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Act of 1996 brought us the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families block grant, for better or for worse.  Twenty plus years later, New York families are still living in poverty.  We present to you our perspectives on TANF at 20.

Our staff offer here perspectives in several installments.

TANF at 20: A Look Back at the Impact on Immigrants, by Barbara Weiner, Attorney Emeritus

TANF at 20: The 1996 "Welfare Reform" and its Impact, Part 1, by Don Friedman, Senior Attorney

TANF at 20: The 1996 "Welfare Reform" and its Impact, Part 2, by Don Friedman, Senior Attorney

TANF at 20: The 1996 "Welfare Reform" and its Impact, Part 3, by Don Friedman, Senior Attorney

 





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