Lift Our Kids is a Coalition of more than 100 Massachusetts organizations dedicated to improving policies that harm the Commonwealth’s lowest income children.
Lift Our Kids is currently leading a campaign to Lift Kids Out of Deep Poverty by setting a floor for welfare (TAFDC) benefits at 50 percent of the federal poverty level.
“Deep poverty” is income below half the federal poverty level – $889 a month for a family of three.
TAFDC is intended to meet families’ basic needs. But the maximum grant for a family of three is only $593 a month.
Grants are too low to provide for kids’ basic needs.