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Subsidized Jobs Program Spotlight: Growing Home

October 7, 2021

Growing Home is an urban farm that has run a subsidized jobs program in Chicago's Englewood neighborhood since 2005. The program serves individuals who face structural barriers to employment and engages them in immediate, wage-paid employment on the farm. This program spotlight discusses Growing Home's subsidized jobs model and its impact and calls for federal investments in subsidized jobs to support jobseekers facing structural barriers to employment. Growing Home is located in the 1st Congressional district of Illinois. The representative for this district is Bobby L. Rush (D). 

Subsidized Jobs Program Spotlight: Bright Endeavors

October 7, 2021

Based in Chicago, Illinois, New Moms provides services and supports to young moms, primarily women of color, who are experiencing poverty or homelessness. New Moms' participants have the opportunity to engage in a workforce development program, which includes hands-on experience at a subsidized job via their employment social enterprise, Bright Endeavors. This program spotlight discusses Bright Endeavors' subsidized jobs model and its impact and calls for federal investments in subsidized jobs to support jobseekers facing structural barriers to employment. Bright Endeavors is located in the 7th Congressional district of Illinois. The representative for this district is Danny K. Davis (D).   

The 8th Anniversary of the Affordable Care Act (Illinois Impact)

March 23, 2018

March 23, 2018 marks 8 years since the Affordable Care Act has been enacted. This healthcare programs has brought affordable and quality care to millions, including over 1 million Illinoisans. View our infographic to see the impact of the ACA in Illinois and to celebrate another year of healthcare access for millions, including those that Heartland Alliance serves in Illinois and across the nation.

Work Requirements Don't Work

January 12, 2018

This infographic makes the case that imposing work requirements in exchange for basic assistance does not increase access to employment, income, and economic opportunity and offers alternative solutions.

Employment

Infographic: The War on Poverty, Then & Now

January 8, 2014

Fifty years ago, Lyndon Johnson declared war on poverty, prompting the creation of dozens of federal programs aimed at alleviating poverty and striking at its roots. Today, just how much progress has been made? Download this infographic to find out.

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

Poverty Fact Sheet for Illinois Senate District 52

January 1, 2014

This poverty fact sheet provides data for Illinois Senate District 52 on poverty, extreme poverty, homelessness, health care, affordable housing, retirement savings, and more.

Poverty

Infographic: The Hazards of Domestic Labor

December 4, 2013

This infographic provides statistics on the hazards of domestic labor in the United States. Domestic workers perform vital tasks like caring for our homes, children, and the elderly, yet they represent the most neglected and vulnerable part of our nation's workforce. Help give domestic workers the respect, dignity, and protection they deserve by urging your state legislator to support a Domestic Worker's Bill of Rights. Statistics are derived from Home Economics, The Invisible and Unregulated World of Domestic Work, a report and national survey of domestic workers published by the National Domestic Workers Alliance.

Employment; Human Rights & Justice; Poverty

Infographic: A Statistical Snapshot of Live-In Workers

December 4, 2013

This infographic provides a statistical snapshot of the hardships faced by live-in workers. Domestic workers perform vital tasks like caring for our homes, children, and the elderly, yet they represent the most neglected and vulnerable part of our nation's workforce. Help give domestic workers the respect, dignity, and protection they deserve by urging your state legislator to support a Domestic Worker's Bill of Rights. Statistics are derived from Home Economics, The Invisible and Unregulated World of Domestic Work, a report and national survey of domestic workers published by the National Domestic Workers Alliance.

Employment; Human Rights & Justice; Poverty

Infographic: Overworked & Underpaid, The Fiscal Challenges of Domestic Workers

December 4, 2013

Domestic workers are often overworked and underpaid. This infographic provides statistics on the fiscal challenges of domestic workers. Domestic workers perform vital tasks like caring for our homes, children, and the elderly, yet they represent the most neglected and vulnerable part of our nation's workforce. Help give domestic workers the respect, dignity, and protection they deserve by urging your state legislator to support a Domestic Worker's Bill of Rights. Statistics are derived from Home Economics, The Invisible and Unregulated World of Domestic Work, a report and national survey of domestic workers published by the National Domestic Workers Alliance.

Asset Building & Financial Security; Employment; Hunger & Nutrition; Poverty

Infographic: The Impossible Pie Chart

October 21, 2013

This infographic shows how the basic costs of living in Illinois for a family with one worker and two children far outsize a minimum wage budget. Minimum wage workers in Illinois earn $1430 a month. For families with only one worker, making ends meet on minimum wage isn't just hard, it's impossible. With costs of living so high, a family of three in Illinois would need to spend 3x their monthly income to live without unsustainable sacrifices.

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

Infographic: Meet Bob, the Minimum Wage Worker

October 21, 2013

This infographic provides a look into the life of a minimum wage worker and explains the economic benefits to Illinois of raising the minimum wage.

Asset Building & Financial Security; Employment; Poverty; Safety Net & Human Services

Infographic: 4 Myths About Raising the Minimum Wage

October 21, 2013

This infographic confronts 4 myths about raising the minimum wage in Illinois.

Asset Building & Financial Security; Employment; Poverty

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