Monday, October 13, 2008

October 15th is Poverty '08 Blog Action Day

On this day you are supposed to write a post appropriate for your blog in support of Blog Action Day for Poverty '08. I will post a page of links related to serving those in need.

The Official Measure of How the Census Bureau Measures Poverty

2008 Annual Update of the Department of Health and Human Services Poverty Guidelines

Frequently Asked Questions Page from DHHS--great chart on the difference between thresholds and guidelines

USDHHS LIHEAP Clearinghouse Director's Toolkit

LIHEAP Funding

LIHEAP Clearinghouse State Disconnect Policies

US Annual Statistical Supplement 2006 US social Security Administration Office of Policy Social Welfare and the Economy Historical Charts

Theories of urban poverty and implications for public housing policy, 2005

Housing and Urban Development Online Library

HUD Local Information by State

National Center for Children in Poverty--great tool--state profiles allowing you to choose demographics and learn about state economic policies in the areas of early childhood and family economic security Family Resource Simulator You can find a complete list of all their data tool here.

Coalition on Human Needs "The Human Needs Report"

Institute for Research on Poverty

National Poverty Center

Center on Budget and Policy Priorities--Online Information About Key Low-Income Benefit Programs Links to Policy Manuals, Descriptive Information, and Applications
for State Food Stamp, TANF, Child Care, Medicaid, and SCHIP Programs

The Finance Project(is a specialized non-profit research, consulting, technical assistance and training firm for public and private sector leaders nationwide. We help leaders make smart investment decisions, develop sound financing strategies, and build solid partnerships that benefit children, families and communities.)--Information Resource Center

The Effects of Welfare and IDA Program Rules on the Asset Holdings of Low-Income Families--A Report in the Series Poor Finances: Assets and Low-Income Households

That's it for today. I may add more as the week progresses.


Here's some more :)

Economic Policy Institute

EPI Poverty and Family Budgets Issue Guide

Affordable Car Ownership Programs:Transporting Families toward Financial Stability and Success

Kaiser State Health Facts--Health Costs and Budgets

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services--Medicaid page

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services--SCHIP page

That's it for Tuesday, October14.


  1. Thanks for the heads up! That's generally my "quotes from the field day" , but I can certainly shift things around.

  2. What an amazing collection! Well done and thanks!