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Encouraging Savings: How Hawaii and Illinois Eliminated Their TANF Asset Tests

Tuesday October 22

  • By: Shriver Center
  • Time: 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
  • Time Zone: Central Time (US & Canada)
  • Location:
    Online, CA
  • Source: CALegalAdvocates (Decommissioned) >

Asset limits force families in need to spend their limited savings before they can qualify for assistance, leaving them vulnerable to financial emergencies and preventing them from moving along the path to financial security. The webinar will feature advocates from Hawaii and Illinois who led successful campaigns to eliminate the TANF asset test in their respective states this past year. Panelists will include Brent Kakesako, Executive Director, Hawai'i Alliance for Community-Based Economic Development; 'Auli'i K. George, Public Policy Advocate, Office of Hawaiian Affairs; Lucy Mullany, Senior Policy Associate, Policy & Advocacy at Heartland Alliance, and Coordinator, Illinois Asset Building Group; Dan Lesser, Director, Economic Justice, Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law; and Dory Rand, President, Woodstock Institute. Learn more and register.

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