Economic Security


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Earned Income Tax Credit Overview

Earned income tax credits (EITC) are a common strategy used by governments to bolster the economic security of low-income working families, especially those with children. Click to view an updated EITC overview.



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American Rescue Plan and Addressing Youth Homelessness

The American Recovery Plan Act of 2021 is intended to support recovery from the economic and health impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. Click to access a recording of this webinar that explored the intersection of the American Recovery Plan Act of 2021, youth and young adult homelessness, and education.



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.



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ARPA State Fiscal Recovery Fund Allocations

To illustrate the ways states are utilizing their American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) allocations, NCSL created a database detailing state actions. This database provides up-to-date, real-time information in the 50 states, updated daily.


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2020 Workforce Development Enactments

Although legislators were mired by urgent legislation in response to the ongoing pandemic in 2020, many states enacted both substantive and fiscal legislation relating to workforce development. Learn more about the bills covering a range of topics, from establishing workforce development programs to appropriations for existing and related programs.