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The Future of Federal Antipoverty Programs

In the coming months and years, decisionmakers will need to answer the “what if” questions that are forming in the face of transformative policy changes. As new legislation is considered and policies are enacted, we must track how these changes affect communities, states, and the country.

Drawing from decades of research and expertise, the Urban Institute will follow the evidence to understand how American families are affected, recommending new solutions where needed. On Urban Wire, our researchers will quickly respond to new proposals to provide the evidence-based analysis that elevates debate and helps policymakers and the American public understand where the country is headed.

Photo: Arcadia Elementary School students eat lunch on November 18, 2016 in Kalamazoo, Michigan. Several families in the Kalamazoo Public Schools participate in the National School Lunch Program, offering free or discounted lunches for low-income students. Photo by Ann Hermes/The Christian Science Monitor via Getty Images.