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.

Our Impact

These recommendations for state legislative actions concentrate on critical measures to protect low-income families & communities across the state.

Rule would cause 3.1 million to lose SNAP benefits.

New Law will Make It Easier for Homeless, Elderly, and Disabled SNAP Recipients to Obtain Food


Mar 2020

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

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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