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Center Solutions to Poverty A Look at Minnesota’s Legislative Commission to End Poverty Gregory Gray, Executive Director August 10, 2009

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Table of Contents Brief Introduction What Did Minnesota Do Group Exercise A Word from the Experts Minnesota’s Recommendations Compare and Contrast What is Poverty? Q & A

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Introduction Gregory Gray Director or Governmental and External Affairs, Community Action of Minneapolis Executive Director, Commission to End Poverty in Minnesota. Two Term State Representative from Minnesota Background in Finance, Accounting and Law.

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Legislative Commission to End Poverty in Minnesota by 2020 Commission authorized into law in 2006 9 individuals designated from the Minnesota House of Representatives 9 individuals selected from the Minnesota Senate 2 non-voting individuals named by the Governor.

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Commission’s Guiding Principles Consistent and steady approach that incorporates cooperation of individuals of confidence, charitable offices, government and business. All individuals ought to be furnished with those things that ensure human pride and make for a solid life. All individuals are proposed to live well together in general group, looking for the benefit of everyone, keeping away from wide inconsistencies between the individuals who need to little to live on and the individuals who have a lopsided offer of the nation’s products.

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Commission’s Guiding Principles All individuals need to cooperate to overcome destitution, and this work rises above both any specific political hypothesis or party and any specific monetary hypothesis or structure. Organizations together are required between the confidence group, philanthropic offices, government, business and others. Overcoming destitution includes both demonstrations of direct administration to allay the results of neediness and support to change those structures that outcome in individuals living in destitution.

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Commission’s Guiding Principles Government is neither singularly in charge of lightening destitution nor expelled from that obligation. Government is the vehicle by which individuals arrange their live taking into account their mutual vision.

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2007 HHS Poverty Guidelines

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Commission Work Plan Phase I – Setting the Vision Phase II – Explore the Solutions Phase III – Create a Plan of Action.

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Phase I – Setting the Vision Monthly Hearings at the State Capitol State Demographer State Economist Various Non-Profits that Serve the Poor General Public Federal and Municipal Officials Others

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Phase I – Setting the Vision Statewide “Listening Tours” of Minnesota Poverty Food racks Emergency Shelters Meet with Poor and the individuals who Directly Serve them.

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Quick Facts about Poverty in Minnesota has the 8 th most reduced destitution rate. 9.8% of Minnesotans live beneath the government neediness line. More or less 464 thousand Minnesotans meet the government standard for “poor”. Another 719 thousand Minnesotans have pay somewhere around 100% and 200% of the government neediness line.

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Quick Facts about Poverty in Minnesota Minnesota’s neediness rate have ascended more than 2 rate focuses in the course of the most recent decade. Minnesota has a portion of the best inconsistencies in destitution by racial gathering. While less then 7% of Minnesota’s white populace is poor, around 33% of the African American populace is poor. Broadly, less then 26% of African Americans are viewed as poor.

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Quick Facts about Poverty in Minnesota Poverty is adjusted between Minneapolis/St. Paul (41%) and Greater Minnesota (39%). There are 4 key destitution qualities Educational Status Family Status Disability Race and Ethnicity

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Quick Facts about Poverty in Minnesota Children less than 18 years old speak to the single biggest age bunch in neediness. 31% of those living in destitution in Minnesota are kids.

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Quick Facts about Poverty in Minnesota A third (34%) of Americans were poor for no less than 2 months amid the 4 year period 2% were poor each month of the 4 years Half (51%) of destitution spells most recent 4 months or less 80% of neediness spells most recent 1 year or less

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Phase II – Exploring the Solutions Note Key Issues Identified in Phase I Health Care Child Care Affordable Housing Transportation Living Wage Jobs Education Criminal Justice Issues Race & Gender Discrimination

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Phase II – Exploring the Solutions Determine “Best Practices” Review different reports on neediness. Acknowledge data from invested individuals. Retreat to ponder on meaning of destitution. Break into subcommittees to look at issues and potential proposals.

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Group Exercise Break into little gatherings and set up a rundown of no less than Five things you accept are basic to closure or decreasing destitution.

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A Word from the Experts Community Action Partnership – Rooting Out Poverty Report Maximize Participation (support, group building) Build and Economy that Works for Everyone (transportation, resource building, monetary proficiency) Invest for the Future (training)

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A Word from the Experts Community Action Partnership – Rooting Out Poverty Report Maximize Equality of Opportunity (equivalent equity, coach projects) Ensure Healthy People and Places (access to medicinal services, lodging

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A Word from the Experts Connecticut Commission on Children Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) Child Care Housing Subsidies Health Care High Quality Childhood Education Improved Safety Net Family Structure

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A Word for the Experts Center for American Progress Raise Minimum Wage Expand EITC Promote Unions Guarantee Child Care Assistance Housing Vouchers Youth Programs Ex-Offender Reintegration Programs Improve Unemployment Insurance

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Minnesota’s Recommendations Achieving Economic Self-Sufficiency Expand Educational open door Early Childhood Increase Graduation Rates Make postsecondary instruction more accessable.

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Minnesota’s Recommendations Achieving Economic Self-Sufficiency Make work boost in compensation Minimum Wage Increase Working Family Credit Examine Tax Policies Encourage bosses to give chances to laborers to enhance their aptitudes.

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Minnesota’s Recommendations Achieving Economic Self-Sufficiency Temporary Support/Supplemental Income. Take out qualifications in the middle of unemployed and those accepting other help. Take out “Cliffs” More adaptable wage underpins.

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Minnesota’s Recommendations Building Financial and Developmental Assets. Supporting moderate lodging Encourage the Federal Government Remove pointless Zoning limitations Require “Comprehensive Housing Plans” Attention the crisis safe house needs Examine the home loan interest finding.

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Minnesota’s Recommendations Building Financial and Developmental Assets. Expand customer money related proficiency. Consolidate Financial Literacy preparing into the rudimentary and center school educational modules. Require money related education preparing as essential for certain open help programs. Boycott or further manage certain high cost administrations, for example, “PayDay Loans or Refund Anticipation Loans.

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Minnesota’s Recommendations Building Financial and Developmental Assets. Obliged extra revelations for certain money related exchanges Encourage business to create contending items. Consider adjusting or taking out certain “Asset Drawdown” prerequisites. Advance Individual Development Accounts. (IDA’s)

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Minnesota’s Recommendations Building Financial and Developmental Assets. Government ought to bolster those projects that sustain “developmental assets” Foster one on one connections in the middle of youth and minding grown-ups. Bolster Community Building projects.

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Minnesota’s Recommendations Building Financial and Developmental Assets. Work to lessen high schooler pregnancy and bolster teenager folks. Instruction School based facilities Support programs that permit youthful moms to stay in school. Tyke raising classes Promote the rights and obligations of noncustodial folks.

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Minnesota’s Recommendations Building Financial and Developmental Assets. Meeting individual and group transportation needs. Keep travel admissions moderate Eliminate administration holes Align transportation with monetary improvement. Bolster programs that offer and repair autos for low wage families and insignificant expense.

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Minnesota’s Recommendations Remove Barriers and Obstacles to Rising out of Poverty Continue to work to end bigotry. Variations Impact Statement Confront the Health Needs of the Poor. Ensure all Minnesotans access to medicinal services including psychological wellness treatment and compound reliance treatment.

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Final Thoughts Common Themes We know there are just three approaches to move an individual or family from neediness to thriving: Increase their salary Decrease their costs A mix of both

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Final Thoughts We Know What Works Income underpins (EITC, Unemployment Insurance, handicap, ect.) Safety Net Program (Housing sponsorships, Food Stamps, Childcare, Healthcare. Access to Education .:tslidese

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