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NPR

Utah Reduced Chronic Homelessness By 91 Percent; Here’s How >

A decade ago, Utah set itself an ambitious goal: end chronic homelessness. As of 2015, the state can just about declare victory: The population of chronically homeless people has dropped by 91 percent.

Economics

Why Some People Love Tax Day >

The Earned Income Tax Credit has been widely hailed as the federal government's most successful anti-poverty program. It is certainly the largest -- redistributing about $60 billion from wealthier Americans to the working poor every year.

Economics

The Trouble with the Poverty Line >

The official figure of Americans living under the poverty line is just over 46 million, but the expert consensus is that this is way off, and that the way we get this number simply doesn't make any sense.

Civic Engagement

Alabama Tax Program Grows Out Of A Grandfather’s Lasting Legacy >

In Alabama, Stephen Black is trying to get college graduates to stay in the state and make life better for Alabamans. His inspiration is his grandfather, the late Supreme Court Justice Hugo Black.

Impact America, an AmeriCorps Program, is housed and supported by the Center for Ethics & Social Responsibility at The University of Alabama.  Additional office space is provided by UAB and Maynard, Cooper & Gale, PC.