low-income families

Working Group: More Entry-Level Homes Could Help Solve Housing Crisis  

The Community Housing Working Group hosted a briefing on April 23 at Cafeteria 15L in Sacramento.  Discussions focused on how the housing crisis in California affects Black and Brown communities and explored ways to provide low-income families and individuals with affordable housing.  

Chairwoman Maxine Waters Helps Hundreds of Angelenos Expecting Housing Vouchers

Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Chairwoman of the House Financial Services Committee, stopped to assist hundreds of people frustrated by the current housing crisis in Los Angeles. In the article included below, ABC 7 Los Angeles details a recent event where misinformation led to a crowd of people lining up with the expectation of receiving housing vouchers. The article describes the efforts Chairwoman Waters took to support those in need of assistance and clear up confusion.

Earned Income Tax Credit Reduces Taxes for Low- and Moderate-Income Wage Earners

The Earned Income Tax Credit was implemented as a way to offset the impact of Social Security taxes on low to moderate taxpayers and to provide them with an incentive to work. The credit can be worth up to $6,431 for 2018 and up to $6,577 in 2019 for families with three or more qualifying children. For taxpayers with two qualifying children, the maximum credit this year is $5,828. The maximum credit for one qualifying child is $3,526.