Income Support

Systemic inequities and the legacy of structural racism in the United States make it harder for low-income people and people of color to achieve financial stability.

We work to ensure that people having trouble meeting basic needs can access income supports that provide them and their families with the housing, healthcare, cash assistance, job training, and nutrition that every human being needs and deserves.

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Our Insights

Proposed work requirements threaten benefits for millions of SNAP recipients.

Work requirements do nothing to address the barriers that keep low-income people from securing and maintaining decent jobs.

Millions of workers are struggling in the face of the COVID-19 crisis

Our Impact

A new rule threatens access to food assistance for thousands of people

Disaster relief benefits will help families feed their children


Jul 2020

A collection of readings, research, and tools to help guide an understanding of structural racism.

Mar 2020

Links to information and useful resources to aid communities seeking support during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Jun 2020

Shriver Center advocates share updates on their COVID-19 response work and impact.

Mar 2020

IDHS is still offering applications for benefits and requests for assistance online and by phone.

Mar 2019

In 2015, the WIC program supported only 43.5% of eligible Illinois.

Attorneys and Specialists

Jeremy Rosen
Jeremy Rosen
Jeremy Rosen
Director of Economic Justice


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