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  • General Material
February 2017

Five Things to Know About the Child Tax Credit

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This page provides quick facts about the CTC including qualifications, credit levels, limitations, and links to application forms.
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  • General Material
January 2017

Financial Assets and Income

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This report provides an analysis of income inequality, the effects of lack of income and savings, and access to revolving credit. Policy recommendations are made with respect to individual development accounts and retirement savings.
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  • General Material
January 2017

Homeownership & Housing

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This report provides an analysis of housing and home ownership, including the gap between white households and households of color, and the need for states to proactively support safe and affordable routes to homeownership.
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  • General Material
December 2016

Eligibility of VAWA Self-Petitioners for Financial Assistance Under Section 214 of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1980

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This memo clarifies HUD’s position on the rights of certain noncitizens who are battered or subject to extreme cruelty by a spouse or parent, who is a Untied States Citizen or lawful permanent resident (LPR), to apply for and receive assistance under Section 214 of the Housing and Communality Development Act.
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September 2016

State Fact Sheets: The Earned Income and Child Tax Credits

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These fact sheets provide state-by-state data on how the EITC and CTC reduce poverty, who benefits, how state EITCs can supplement the federal credit, and who benefits from two proposals to strengthen the credits.
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August 2016

Making Care Less Taxing: Improving State Child and Dependent Care Tax Provisions

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The tax codes of the federal government and over half the states have some type of child and dependent care (CADC) tax provision that reduces the amount of tax owed by families and, in some instances, increases their tax refunds. This suite of Making Care Less Taxing materials from the National Women's Law Center provides a comprehensive overview of CADC tax provisions.
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June 2016

Fact Sheet 6(a): Facts on FACTA

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The guide provides statistics and references to reports, including ongoing studies of the credit reporting industry by the Fair Trade Commission.
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  • General Material
May 2016

Chart Book: The Earned Income Credit and Child Tax Credit

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This chart book provides important information about these working-family tax credits and outlines priorities for making the credits more effective.
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  • General Material
February 2016

Improving the Child and Dependent Care Tax Credit Would Help Working Families and Promote Tax Fairness for Women

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For nearly 60 years, Congress has recognized that the childcare expenses parents incur in order to earn income should be acknowledged in the tax code. This review provides an opportunity to strengthen and improve the CDCTC to reflect the needs of the increased number of mothers of young children in the labor force and the rising costs of child care.
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February 2016

The Child Tax Credit: Economic Analysis and Policy Options

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This report provides an economic analysis of the child tax credit, explores how the credit has affected taxpayers' behavior about working and having children, and examines the complexity of administering this tax provision in the context of other child-related tax benefits.
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  • Training Tools
  • General Material
January 2016

Fact Sheet 6: How Private is My Credit Report

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Topics included are: describing what is in a credit report, explaining credit scores, access to credit reports, how individuals can get a copy of their reports, free annual credit reports, dealing with negative information and errors, uses of credit reports for marketing purposes, enforcing rights through lawsuits and government complaints, and describing investigative consumer reports for employment, insurance, and rental housing.
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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.