As you work quickly with your Congressional colleagues to pass new legislation to address the devastating public health and economic impacts of the COVID-19 crisis, the Children’s Defense Fund urges you to include in the next package a number of critical provisions to protect our nation’s children and families.
Child PovertyChild WelfareEarly ChildhoodEducationGun Violence PreventionHealthHousingImmigrationYouth Justice
A society must be judged by how it treats its most vulnerable—and most valuable—members: its children. The State of America’s Children 2020 makes it abundantly clear that by this measure, America is falling shamefully short.
CDF submitted comments on the proposed rule on HUD's implementation of the Fair Housing Act's Disparate Impact Standard. We urged HUD to immediately withdraw the proposed rule and instead advance housing policies that strengthen - not undermine - the disparate impact theory that allows for stable, safe and affordable housing for all.
Children's Defense Fund submitted comments to voice our strong opposition to the Department of Housing and Urban Development's (HUD) proposed rule regarding "verification of eligible status" because it threatens the health, development and well-being of children.