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A recent Urban Institute analysis found that SNAP removed 8.4 million people from poverty in 2015.
The administration is considering expanding work requirements for able-bodied adults who receive housing assistance.
Conscious, purposeful decisions can help readers reach conclusions and gain insights from the data.
Only one in five renter households who qualify for public housing receive the help they need.
Although some of the promised legislative reforms did not materialize, 2017 saw significant changes for several programs affecting low-income families.
Economic security programs face major cuts as Congress looks to reduce deficit increases that tax changes are expected to generate.
In maps used in policy debates, states are placed into groups based on choices made by the map creator.
The Trump administration’s budget would eliminate the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program, or LIHEAP.
In July, the Department of Health and Human Services said it will eliminate funding for 81 programs focused on preventing teen pregnancy.

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