Wednesday, June 8, 2011

What is the Coalition for Low Income Pennsylvanians?

The Coalition for Low Income Pennsylvanians (CLIP) is a group of diverse organizations including service providers, legal service advocates, faith, anti-poverty and anti-hunger groups, children’s advocacy organizations and community action agencies. Our primary mission is to protect individuals and families who struggle against the ravages of poverty and its effects by advocating for responsible, compassionate, and cost-effective government policies.

CLIP was initiated by the faith advocacy community in 1998 to provide due diligence for low income people as Pennsylvania began to implement the 1996 federal welfare law that created Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF).