The recent legislative session in Salem brought about some tough choices for our state’s elected officials. It is important for everyone – clients, human service providers, public officials and issues advocates – to know how these changes will affect the lives of Oregonians. We’ve compiled an overview of the cuts.
The Temporary Assistance for Needy Families Program (TANF) is an essential financial aid program for extremely low-income families who are experiencing short-term financial hardship. Often, the money these families receive from the state makes the difference between having a roof over their heads or not.
Cuts are coming to TANF. That much we all know. But in our search of what exactly these cuts will mean for those on the Temporary Assistance to Needy Families program, we came up with a series of messages that need a DaVinci codex to decipher.
With a little help from our friends, here is our best whack at decoding what changes to the JOBS program and the Parents as Scholars program will mean for Oregonians.
If we missed anything please let us know in the comments.
At 211info we sit at the intersection of almost every nonprofit, government and faith-based basic needs program that exists in Oregon. We know what’s out there. And it’s not much. Proposed cuts to Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) will have a devastating effect that will reverberate through every community.
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Update: Becuase of OPB coverage of Osama bin Laden's death, the show on TANF was postponed. We will update you if the program is rescheduled.