Housing and Economic Security


Child Tax Credit Overview

Child tax credits are a hot topic at the state and federal levels. Check out NCSL’s new Child Tax Credit Overview and summary of enacted legislation to better understand this strategy for improving economic mobility among lower- and middle-income families.


NCSL Database

Economic Mobility Enacted Legislation Database

Tracks enacted legislation related to economic mobility, including tax credits and deductions, financial literacy, benefits eligibility, SNAP and TANF benefits, workforce training opportunities, supplemental social security, and much more. (enacted legislation only; 2021 to present)



Economic Security



Evictions and the Pandemic

Our featured speaker, Emily Benfer, a visiting professor of law at Wake Forest University and an expert on housing and health law, explains how the pandemic has exacerbated the eviction problem, who is being evicted and how the recently extended federal eviction moratorium factors into the situation.



NCSL Database

Housing and Homelessness Legislation

Tracks pending, failed and enacted state legislation related to the availability of safe, stable and affordable housing and the prevention and mitigation of youth, adult and family homelessness. Dig deep into 42 subtopics addressing cost control; funding; landlord-tenant relationships; transitional, veterans and workforce housing; shelter and services for homeless youth, adults and families; and much more (2020 to present).


NCSL Webinar

American Rescue Plan Act and Addressing Youth Homelessness

The American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 is intended to support recovery from the economic and health impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. This webinar will explore the intersection of the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021, youth and young adult homelessness, and education.