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SNAP ET Proposed Rule Letter

June 17, 2020

Comments in response to Notice of Proposed Rulemaking: Employment andTraining Opportunities in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program RIN 0584-AE68

Comment on USDA’s Notice of Proposed Rule regarding Supplemental Assistance Nutrition Program (SNAP) Standardization of State Heating and Cooling Standard Utility Allowances.

December 3, 2019

On behalf of Heartland Alliance, we appreciate the opportunity to comment on USDA's Notice of Proposed Rule regarding Supplemental Assistance Nutrition Program (SNAP) Standardization of State Heating and Cooling Standard Utility Allowances. The proposed rule would exacerbate the struggles many of people experiencing poverty and with low incomes have paying for costs of both food and utilities. It would have harmful impacts on health and well-being as well as on the economy. The proposed rule is deeply flawed and should be withdrawn.

Comments in Opposition to Proposed Rulemaking: Revision of Categorical Eligibility in the SNAP Program

September 23, 2019

This is a response in opposition to proposed rulemaking that would make eligibility changes to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). The proposed changes would cause serious harm to Heartland Alliance participants, Illinoisans experiencing hunger and poverty—including hundreds of thousands of working Illinoisans who are not earning enough to make ends meet—and millions of people across the country. In addition to taking away food assistance from millions of individuals, this proposed rule would make it more difficult for low-income individuals to save for the future, inequitably harm people of color and especially women of color, and greatly increase administrative burdens on agencies already operating at capacity. For these reasons, we believe the proposed rule should be withdrawn.

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program - Requirements for Able-Bodied Adults without Dependents: Heartland Alliance Comments on USDA Notice of Proposed Rulemaking

April 1, 2019

These are Heartland Alliance's comments in response to the USDA's Notice of Proposed Rulemaking regarding the expansion of work requirements for childless adults receiving food and nutrition support via the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). As these comments reflect, the proposed changes would cause serious harm to Heartland Alliance participants, Illinoisans experiencing hunger and poverty, and hundreds of thousands of people across the country. Heartland Alliance strongly opposes any rule changes that will result in people losing access to basic supports such as food and nutrition assistance. Instead, we urge the Administration to focus its time, attention, and resources on implementing proven approaches to ending poverty and advancing employment and economic opportunity for ALL.   

Support SB3007: The Survivor Support and Trafficking Prevention Act

March 18, 2016

Foreign-born victims of trafficking, torture and other serious crimes are eligible to legalize their immigration status and obtain employment authorization but the process may take months or even years. During this time, when a victim is leaving their trafficking situation or seeking safety, they are highly vulnerable to further exploitation and harm.Victims of trafficking, torture and other serious crimes desperately need a safe place to live, adequate food, immediate attention to their physical and mental health needs, and an opportunity to stabilize their lives as they cooperate with law enforcement, adjust their immigration status, and obtain work authorization.

2015 Policy Priorities

March 11, 2015

Overview of the 2015 policy priorities for the policy and advocacy team at Heartland Alliance for Human Needs and Human Rights. Heartland Alliance advocates for policies and programs that help end poverty and create opportunity. A strong and sustainable state budget is central to that effort. We support revenue solutions to advance a sustainable state budget, as well as policies that value work, enable Illinoisans to care for their families, and expand justice and opportunity.

Illinois Commission on the Elimination of Poverty Annual Report 2014

September 18, 2014

It has been 6 years since the State of Illinois formed the Illinois Commission on the Elimination of Poverty to help reduce poverty throughout Illinois. In 2010 the Commission issued its recommended strategy in Building a Pathway to Dignity & Work and has since been monitoring Illinois's progress toward the goal of cutting extreme poverty in half. In this 2014 Annual Report, the Commission provides an analysis of progress toward that goal over the past year and recommendations for 2015.

Asset Building & Financial Security; Education; Employment; Healthcare; Housing & Homelessness; Human Rights & Justice; Hunger & Nutrition; Poverty; Safety Net & Human Services

Poverty Fact Sheets for Illinois House Districts

February 24, 2014

These poverty fact sheets provide data for each Illinois House District on poverty, extreme poverty, homelessness, health care, affordable housing, retirement savings, and more.

Asset Building & Financial Security; Education; Employment; Healthcare; Housing & Homelessness; Human Rights & Justice; Hunger & Nutrition; Poverty; Safety Net & Human Services

Poverty Fact Sheets for Illinois Senate Districts

February 24, 2014

These poverty fact sheets provide data for each Illinois Senate District on poverty, extreme poverty, homelessness, health care, affordable housing, retirement savings, and more.

Asset Building & Financial Security; Education; Employment; Healthcare; Housing & Homelessness; Human Rights & Justice; Hunger & Nutrition; Poverty; Safety Net & Human Services

Poverty Fact Sheet for Illinois House District 103

January 2, 2014

These poverty fact sheets provide data for Illinois House District 103 on poverty, extreme poverty, homelessness, health care, affordable housing, retirement savings, and more.

Poverty

Poverty Fact Sheet for Illinois Senate District 22

January 2, 2014

This poverty fact sheet provides data for Illinois Senate District 22 on poverty, extreme poverty, homelessness, health care, affordable housing, retirement savings, and more.

Poverty

Poverty Fact Sheet for Illinois Senate District 34

January 2, 2014

This poverty fact sheet provides data for Illinois Senate District 34 on poverty, extreme poverty, homelessness, health care, affordable housing, retirement savings, and more.

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