The Coalition on Human Needs has created a new page that gathers together a number of very useful resources to help advocates defend vital services and benefits being threatened by the emerging threats to all the basic needs programs: Protecting Basic Needs Programs 2018.

“Basic needs programs are those that enable low-income people to receive help with the necessities of food, health care, housing/utilities, education, and income and work supports. Many threats to these programs have been proposed in the past, and more are expected in 2018. Efforts to cut or restrict these programs may take many forms, such as funding cuts or caps, transferring authority to states or localities, or restricting eligibility for services.”