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January 2016

States Can Adopt or Expand Earned Income Tax Credits to Build a Stronger Future Economy

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This paper makes the case for why states should consider a state-based EITC program. It explains how the EITC design rewards working families, how most states model their EITCs on the federal credit, and how state EITCs are easy to administer and less expensive than many other tax cuts.
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January 2016

2016 Adoption Tax Credit Information

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This webpage provides an overview of the Federal Adoption Tax Credit, and provides brief descriptions of qualifying adoption expenses, state adoption tax credits, adoption disruption, dependency tax exemption, and adoption tax credit before finalization.
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January 2016

Financial Assets and Income

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This report provides an analysis of income inequality, the effects of lack of income and savings, access to revolving credit, and predatory loan products.
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January 2016

Frequently Asked Questions

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Question 2 in this FAQ specifically addresses whether getting the EITC or CTC will lower other government benefits
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January 2016

Predatory Lending Practices

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This webpage provides brief descriptions of some of the most common predatory mortgage lending abusive practices.
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January 2016

A Brief Description of CRA

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This webpage defines the Community Reinvestment Act and describes the history of the regulations.
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January 2016

About AARP Foundation Tax-Aide

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The AARP Foundation Tax-Aide is the largest free volunteer-run tax counseling and preparation service in the United States. Trained volunteers prepare tax returns and answer questions for low and middle income people, with special attention for those 60 years and older. Between January-April, the site provides information on sites around the country.
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January 2016

The Steep Climb to Economic Opportunity for Vulnerable Families

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This report summarizes the key findings from the 2016 Assets & Opportunity Scorecard and provides a deeper look at the racial wealth divide and the outcome and policy data trends over time and across states in the Scorecard’s five issue areas: Financial Assets & Income, Businesses & Jobs, Housing & Homeownership, Education and Health Care.
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January 2016

2016 Advocates' Guide: An Educational Primer on Federal Programs and Resources Related to Affordable Housing and Community Development

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This guide, issued/updated annually, is an extremely practical and useful document for its breadth of review of federal housing-related programs such as CDBG, Fair Housing, HOPE VI, Housing Choice Vouchers, McKinney-Vento, and Public Housing.
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January 2016

U.S. Federal Poverty Guidelines Used to Determine Financial Eligibility for Certain Federal Program

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In addition to providing the poverty guidelines for 2016, this webpage describes two slightly different versions of the federal poverty measure: poverty thresholds and poverty guidelines.
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January 2016

2015 U.S. Transgender Survey Report

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The 2015 U.S. Transgender Survey (USTS) is the largest survey examining the experiences of transgender people in the United States, with 27,715 respondents from all fifty states, the District of Columbia, American Samoa, Guam, Puerto Rico, and U.S. military bases overseas.
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January 2016

Don’t be a Victim of Loan Fraud

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This brochure lists eleven tips for being a “smart consumer” when looking to buy a home. It also describes predatory lending and details tactics used by predators.