Hunger is a pervasive problem impacting one of every eight New Yorkers- more than three million people in all. The federal Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) provides vital food assistance to low income people, and is administered by local social services districts. Empire Justice Center provides technical assistance and training to advocates, and engages in policy advocacy and analysis.
Welfare Program Controversy All Politics – Not Substance
August 02, 2012
On July 12, the Federal Department of Health and Human Services presented states with an exciting opportunity by offering to waive some of the most restrictive federal welfare rules for states that propose programs that would more effectively accomplish the goals of the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) law that enacted Welfare Reform.