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A CCH policy brief investigating corporate welfare at the state and federal levels. Finds that taxpayer dollars supporting corporations that do not contribute to the public welfare might be better spent in addressing our nation's critical social issues such as homelessness, healthcare, job training and creation, education, and housing.
A 1999 survey of 481 families living in homeless shelters in Chicago gathered information about the impacts of welfare reform on these families' lives. The results indicate that families are becoming homeless because of changes in welfare law that have led to an increase in lost benefits and a policy of pushing people into work without proper preparation or adequate supports.
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