Friday, August 31, 2018

LGBTQ Americans More Likely to Seek Public Assistance

Spotlight on Poverty and Opportunity
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New research from the Center for American Progress shows the importance of public benefit programs to LGBTQ people’s economic stability. The nationally representative 2017 survey found that LGBTQ people and their families are more likely to receive SNAP benefits, public housing assistance and Medicaid. Combined with previous research showing that LGBTQ people face higher rates of poverty, unemployment, uninsurance, housing insecurity and food insecurity, the analysis argues that benefit cuts would disproportionately harm the LGBTQ community.