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Employment Webinar Series: Utilizing TANF for Families Experiencing Homelessness

Thursday, June 13 | 2:30pm ET | 1:30pm CT | 12:30pm MT | 11:30am PT

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The Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program acts as a time limited program to assists families with children when the parents or other responsible relatives cannot provide for the family’s basic needs. Some states are making strides in using TANF to help prevent and end homelessness. In this webinar, Elizabeth Lower-Basch, Director of Income and Work Supports at Center for Law and Social Policy, will explore how TANF can be used to assist families experiencing homelessness and how philanthropy can leverage these funds.  


  • Elizabeth Lower-Basch, Director of Income and Work Supports, Center for Law and Social Policy

Please note: This webinar is only open to members of Funders Together, private funders, United Ways, and philanthropy-serving organizations. If you have questions about participating, please contact Stephanie Chan, Director of Membership and Programs, at [email protected]

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June 13, 2019 at 2:30pm - 3:45pm
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