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Public Charge Legislation Update

April 22, 2022

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has proposed a new public charge inadmissibility standard to replace the 2019 rule that was vacated in March of 2021. The proposed rule would provide more fair treatment for noncitizens requesting admission to the US or applying for permanent residency and would shift the definition of “likely at any […]

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TANF Legislation Reform Framework

March 24, 2022

American Public Human Services Association (APHSA) recently released Core Principles for TANF Modernization: A Legislative Framework for TANF Reform. The Legislative Framework is rooted in the values set forth in APHSA’s policy brief TANF Modernization Core Principles, which use the values of equity, inclusion, and the limitless possibilities of human potential as a guide to […]

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Rewarding Service: How Human Service Workers Can Access ARP Funded Premium Pay

August 12, 2021

By John Maki, Alliance for Safety and Justice Signed into law on March 11, 2021, the $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan represents an unprecedented opportunity not only to respond to the public health crisis and economic impact of COVID-19, but also to invest in the programming and infrastructure that our country needs to help create […]

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NHSA Membership Offers Support for Xavier Becerra Confirmation

February 24, 2021

This week, NHSA sent two letters, backed by NHSA member support, to Congress in support of the confirmation of Xavier Becerra as U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services. The letters were addressed to the Senate Committee on Finance and the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor & Pensions. The National Human Services Assembly (NHSA) […]

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Recommendations to Biden Administration on Achieving Equity

January 26, 2021

By Jeff Fleischer, NHSA Board Chair and Adolph Falcón, EVP, National Alliance for Hispanic Health Before, during, and after the pandemic–whenever that time arrives–the nonprofit human service sector has been and will be the bedrock of communities across the country. We showed up in every way a human has needs. We provided shelter and housing, […]

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