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Low Income Family Rights
There are various existing and proposed solutions to problems faced by low income families. Groups that fall under the category of law income families are immigrants, those affected by disability or injury, and people who have lost their jobs. The solutions are aimed at helping them regain their health or find alternative employment.
Subsidies for Low Income Families
These include food stamps, medical treatment for expectant women, children and illegal immigrants, unemployment insurance benefits, social security disability benefits, earned income tax credits and supplemental security income (Redmund & Killigan, 2008).
This subsidy is eligible for low income families whose income falls between 30 and 80 per cent of area median income. The project has special units for special needs families such as domestic violence victims, the elderly, the families with young children and those with disabilities. The U.S Department of Housing and Urban Development offers privately owned subsidized housing to allow apartment owners provide reduced rent to low income families (HUD). It also offers affordable housing to these groups through public housing.
Organizations such as LawHelp helps low income families access free legal aid within their communities. Such organizations aid communities in getting legal solutions to their problems related to issues such as housing, immigration, disability, work, bankruptcy and family (Redmund & Killigan, 2008).
Benefits for Undocumented Immigrants
These are benefits such as health care, food stamps and legal aid available to low income illegal immigrants and their families.
Work Support Strategies
This is a program that is being tried in six states, namely Idaho, Rhode Island, Colorado, South Carolina, Illinois and North Carolina. These states will experiment, design and apply efficient, restructured and integrated strategies that will help low income families access health care benefits, child support, nutrition benefits and other benefits (Shepard, 2009). Organizations that have provided funding include the Ford Foundation, Annie Casey Foundation and Open Society Foundation.
Low income families are an integral part of the society, and it is the responsibility of the government and non-governmental organization to aid them in accessing their rights.