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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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Home Visiting: Improving Outcomes for Children

Across the country, high-quality home visiting programs offer vital support to parents as they deal with the challenges of raising babies and young children. Click to view an overview of home visiting highlighting the programs, evidence based models, resources and related legislation.  

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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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2020 Enacted Child Support and Family Law Legislation

NCSL maintains a database of all introduced child support and family law legislation. Click to access a summary of laws enacted by states in 2020.


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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.


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State Legislation & Bill Tracking

Want to know what legislation your state or other states have introduced or enacted? NCSL maintains legislative-tracking databases in the following human services areas: child support and family law, child welfareearly care and education, and housing and homelessness. To research state legislation on other topics, visit NCSL’s directory of legislative databases


Health and Human Services

One of eight NCSL standing committees that educates Congress and federal agencies about state concerns and serves as a forum for state legislators and legislative staff, this committee covers state federal health and humans services programs, legislation, regulations and policies.


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