Provide Ability to Help Families Minimize Homelessness Risk
Last month the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) released an Information Memorandum indicating the Administration’s interest in granting waivers to states for the administration of the Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF) program. States may now seek waivers from the administration that allow them to experiment with new strategies to help low-income parents on TANF connect with employment.
The waivers will allow states to design interventions and offer work activities that meet the needs of the diverse array of families they serve under the TANF program. By improving the employment services offered to low-income families, states can provide families with the tools and support they need to escape poverty and minimize their risk of homelessness.