About Us

State and national groups are teaming up in this project to document and highlight the persistent gaps between low-income working families' basic needs and their resources from earnings and the public benefits available to them.

For more about the project, click here.

National Partners


Center for Economic and Policy Research
1611 Connecticut Avenue, NW, Suite 400
Washington, DC 20009
Phone: (202) 293-5380
Fax: (202) 588-1356
Contact: Liz Chimienti

Center for Social Policy
McCormack Graduate School
University of Massachusetts Boston
100 Morrissey Blvd.
Boston, MA 02125-3393
Phone: (617) 287-5550
Fax: (617) 287-5544
Contact: Randy Albelda

State Partners

There are currently 9 states and the District of Columbia working with us on this project.

 

District of Columbia

DC Fiscal Policy Institute
820 First Street, NE Suite 610
Washington, DC 20002
Phone: (202) 408-1080
Fax: (202) 408-8173
Contact: Ed Lazere

Illinois

Center for Urban and Economic Development
Graduate Program in Public Administration
College of Urban Planning and Public Affairs
University of Illinois, Chicago
412 S. Peoria St., CUPPA Hall 139
Chicago, Illiniois 60607
Phone: (312) 413-2419
Fax: (312) 996-8804
Contact: Sharon Mastracci

Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law
50 East Washington St., Suite 500
Chicago, Illinois 60602
Phone: (312) 263-3830
Fax: (312) 263-3846
Contact: John Bouman

Iowa

Iowa Policy Project
120 N. Dubuque Street, Suite 208
Iowa City, Iowa 52245
Phone: (319) 338-0773
Fax: (310) 354-4130
Contact: Kristi Lohmeier

Massachusetts

Center for Social Policy
McCormack Graduate School
University of Massachusetts Boston
100 Morrissey Blvd.
Boston, MA 02125-3393
Phone: (617) 287-5550
Fax: (617) 287-5544
Contact: Randy Albelda

Minnesota

Children's Defense Fund Minnesota
200 University Avenue W., Suite 210
St. Paul, MN 55103
Phone: (651) 227-6121
Fax: (651) 227-2553

HousingMinnesota
Minnesota Housing Partnership
1821 University Ave. W.
Suite S-137
St. Paul, MN 55104-2891
Phone: (651) 649-1710; (800) 728-8916
Fax: (651) 649-1725
Contact: Baris Gumus-Dawes

JOBS NOW Coalition
400 Selby Avenue, Suite Q
St. Paul, MN 55102
Phone: (651) 290-0240
Fax: (651) 290-0162
Contact: Carrie Thomas

Legal Services Advocacy Project
Midtown Commons
Suite 101
2324 University Avenue West
St. Paul, MN 55114
Phone: (651) 222-3749
Fax: (651) 603-2750

Minnesota Budget Project
2314 University Ave W. #20
St. Paul, MN 55114
Phone: (651) 642-1904 ext. 230
Fax: (651) 642-1517
Contact: Nan Madden

Minnesota Community Action Association
MCIT Building
100 Empire Drive, Suite 202
St. Paul, MN 55103
Phone: (651) 645-7425
Fax: (651) 645-7399

New York

Fiscal Policy Institute
11 Park Place, Suite 701
New York, NY 10007
Phone: (518) 786-3156
Fax: (518) 786-3146
Contact: Trudi Renwick

North Carolina
North Carolina Justice Center
PO Box 28068
Raleigh, NC 27611
Phone: (919) 856-2570
Fax: (919) 856-2175
Contact: John Quinterno

Ohio
Policy Matters Ohio
2912 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44115
Phone: (216) 931-9922
Fax: (216) 931-9924
Contact: Amanda Woodrum

Texas
Center for Public Policy Priorities
900 Lydia St.
Austin, Texas 78702
Phone: (512) 320-0222
Fax: (512) 320-0227
Contact: Celia Hagert

Ray Marshall Center for the Study of Human Resources
3001 Lake Austin Blvd.
Suite 3200
Austin, Texas 78703
Phone: (512) 471-7891
Fax: (512) 471-0585
Contact: Deanna Schexnayder

Washington
Seattle Jobs Initiative
330 6th Avenue North, Suite 301
Seattle, WA 98119
Phone: (206) 628-6975
Contact: Juliet Scarpa