Racial barriers to accessing the safety net
Federal safety-net programs that provide critical cash, nutrition, health, housing, and education benefits have historically excluded or created barriers to access for people of color. Urban investigates how these barriers have created disparities in program participation, documents the consequences for families, and offers solutions to make the safety net more equitable.

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