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January 2016

Frequently Asked Questions

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

The Steep Climb to Economic Opportunity for Vulnerable Families

Author(s): Kasey Wiedrich, Lebaron Sims, Jr., Holden Weisman, Solana Rice , Jennifer Brooks
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

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

About AARP Foundation Tax-Aide

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

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

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

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

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.
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January 2016

2016 Adoption Tax Credit Information

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

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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December 2015

Tax Deal Makes Permanent Key Improvements to Working-Family Tax Credits

Author(s): Chuck Marr
This report discusses the bipartisan tax deal that permanently extends key improvements in the CTC and the EITC that were slated to expire after 2017.
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November 2015

Top Ten Facts about Adoption Tax Benefits

This webpage provides basic information about adoption tax benefits.
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November 2015

Premium Tax Credit Information & Resources

These materials are designed to provide general information about available financial assistance to help cover the cost of health insurance, specifically the premium tax credits.