Related links

This page provides a collection of links to poverty-related resources and information. Choose from the following categories:

Consumer Information and Assistance
American Council on Consumer Interests
Center for Responsible Lending
Consumer Credit - National Foundation for Credit Counseling
Consumer Fraud - National Consumer League's Fraud Center
Consumer Federation of America
Consumer Information - U.S. General Services Administration
Consumer Law Center
Consumer Reports
Consumer Resources - Consumer Action Website
Federal Trade Commission
Public Interest Research Groups
Renter's Guide (pdf)

Family Health
Family Nutrition Education Program (FNEP)
Families USA (health care)
Food and Nutrition Information Center
Consumer Health Information (Spanish version)
Needy Meds

Federal Government Information, Agencies and Programs
Americans with Disabilities Act
Children, Youth and Families at Risk Initiative (CYFAR)
U.S. Census Bureau Poverty Information
Administration for Children and Families
Internal Revenue Service
Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance
U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)
U.S. Department of Labor
Government Printing Office
Pension and Welfare Benefits Administration

Information for Educators and Students
Children, Youth, and Families Education and Research Network
Center on Budget and Policy Priorities: Tax Credit Outreach Kit
Low Income and Culturally Diverse Audience
Information, resources, & tips for educators working with low income and culturally diverse audiences.
Limited Resource Audience
Ohio State University Extension information and resources for working with limited resource audiences.
Maryland School of Public Affairs Welfare Reform Academy
Poverty Newsletter
Sign up for the PovertyNet Newsletter here.
Poverty Tour (in English)
Web based two-minute tour to raise awareness about economic poverty and to show how impossible it is to live at the poverty line drawn by the federal government. There is also a Spanish version of the Poverty Tour video.

Nonprofit Agencies focused on Poverty
AARP
Administration for Children and Families
Center for Community Change
Center for Third World Organizing
Children's Defense Fund
Citizens for Missouri's Children
Common Dreams Foundation
Dictionary for Translations (Spanish to English & English to Spanish)
Division of Family Services Income Maintenance Manual
Used by DFS caseworkers.
Internal Revenue Service
Jobs with Justice
Missouri Department of Social Services
Moving Ideas
Publication Listings (Spanish and English versions)
United for a Fair Economy
Urban Institute

Law, Social Policy and Ethics
American Public Human Services Association
Americans with Disabilities Act
Better Business Bureau
Gateway Legal Services
Immigrant Law Center
Legal Services of Eastern Missouri
Legal Aid of Western Missouri
Missouri Legal Aid
The Center for Law and Social Policy
The Center on Budget and Policy Priorities
The Missouri Bar Association
The Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act of 1996
Missouri Legislative Bill Tracking
Current Bill Status Information

Public and Financial Assistance
Benefits for Families
Federal Government Benefits

Research Institutes
Center on Budget and Policy Priorities
Center for Economic and Policy Research
Institute for Research on Poverty
Research Forum on Children, Families, and the New Federalism
Urban Institute

State Government Information, Agencies and Programs
Missouri Poverty and Income Estimates
Division of Family Services Income Maintenance Manual
Missouri Department of Insurance
Missouri Department of Social Services
Missouri Legislature
Missouri Senate
Missouri County Level Census Data
Missouri Housing Development Commission

Statistics
American Demographics Magazine
Bureau of Labor Statistics
Census Briefs
Kids Count-Data Book
Missouri County Level Census Data
Missouri Self Sufficiency Standards
Poverty Guidelines - U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services
U.S. Census Bureau - Poverty Reports