August 10th, 2010
Over the last 17 months, the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act has played a vital role in the stabilization of families and local communities moving through the recession in Mississippi. From projects supporting roads and bridges to keeping teachers in… (read more)
December 17th, 2009
Click for Full Report Overlooked and Undercounted: Struggling to Make Ends Meet in Mississippi explains that while lack of adequate income is found disproportionately among certain groups, such as African Americans, women headed households, and families with young children, income… (read more)
October 8th, 2009
Investing in Adult Education is an important strategy for building a competitive workforce and a key first step in connecting low-income and low-skilled workers to family sustaining wages. As seen from recent successful economic development bids, global competition and increased… (read more)
September 1st, 2009
Click for Full Report The Self-Sufficiency Standard was originally developed by Dr. Diana Pearce, while serving as Director of the Women and Poverty Project at Wider Opportunities for Women (WOW). The Ford Foundation provided funding for the Standard’s original development.… (read more)
March 1st, 2008
The southeast region has been significantly affected by the foreclosure crisis – especially in African American communities. Repairs to the home mortgage market should take into account the gains that African-Americans have made in getting access to credit, but now… (read more)
January 15th, 2008
In any given year, the state of Mississippi and its residents accomplish a lot. Through the collective investment of our tax dollars, we maintain over 10,000 miles of roads, help educate more than 800,000 children and adults from kindergarten to… (read more)
January 10th, 2008
Click for Full Report Once called the “best anti-poverty, the best pro-family, the best job creation measure to come out of Congress” by President Ronald Reagan, the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) directly benefits almost one in three tax filers… (read more)
January 1st, 2008
Home mortgage delinquencies and foreclosures across the country have risen significantly in recent months, particularly in the subprime market. According to the Congressional Joint Economic Committee, between 2007 and 2009, approximately 2 million homeowners with subprime mortgages will lose their… (read more)
January 1st, 2008
The Foreclosure Crisis: Addressing Mississippi’s Needs - Mississippi has the highest rate of subprime lending in the country and has experienced rising foreclosures every year for the past four years. Efforts are needed to strengthen financial systems to keep Mississippians… (read more)
September 12th, 2007
Budget decisions directly influence the quality of educa- tion that our children receive, the condition of the roads that we travel, the safety of our communities and the level of trust we can place in professionals such as doctors, dentists,… (read more)