Welfare Reform 2002: Ensuring Fair Treatment and Equal Opportunity in TANF
Publication Date: September 2002
Publisher(s): National Council of La Raza
Special Collection: John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation
Keywords: Hispanic population; Discrimination; Welfare; Regional collaboration
Coverage: United States United States
In late June 2002, the U.S. Senate Committee on Finance approved the Work, Opportunity, and Responsibility for Kids (WORK) Act of 2002, a bill to reauthorize the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) block grant. This white paper brings some much needed attention to ensuring fair treatment in TANF, highlights key civil rights measures, and calls on lawmakers to promote equal opportunity for Latino families.