TANF report

NETWORK Releases Troubling Report Showing How People in Poverty Are Struggling During the Economic Recession

Since TANF (Temporary Assistance for Needy Families) was created in the 1996 welfare reform law, NETWORK has conducted periodic surveys to evaluate its effectiveness. TANF Tested: Lives of People in Poverty, our new report, reveals how people in poverty -- who are too often ignored -- are struggling in this time of economic hardship and high unemployment. Read more

National Catholic Reporter on NETWORK's TANF Report

Network, the Catholic social justice lobby in Washington, has been monitoring the effectiveness of the so-called "welfare-to-work" laws since Bill Clinton made welfare reform a keystone of his presidency in 1996. Network recently released its latest evaluation and found that in today's economic climate, the programs are severely lacking. Read more

John Gehring on "TANF Tested: Lives of Families in Poverty during the Recession"

NETWORK, a national Catholic social justice lobby on Capitol Hill, has long been a tireless advoc