ERIC Number: ED316589
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1987-Sep
Up from Dependency: A New National Public Assistance Strategy. Supplement 1: The National Public Assistance System. Volume 2: A Compendium of Public Assistance Programs; Major Federal Cash, Food, and Housing Programs.
Germanis, Peter, Ed.; Bavier, Richard, Ed.
About half of the first part of a 4-part compendium of information about low income assistance programs is presented in this document (the rest of part 1 and the other 3 parts of the compendium are presented in volume 3 of supplement 1 of this series). Part 1 contains detailed information about 59 major federally supported public assistance programs, each of which spent annually over $20 million in fiscal year 1985, and applied a means-test to determine eligibility. Generally the means-test measured income, and sometimes other resources, against a maximum or ceiling. The 59 programs are divided into 7 categories, of which the first 3, Cash, Food, and Housing, make up the content of this volume. (The other 4 categories are Health, Services, Employment, and Education.) The introduction to part 1 contained in this volume provides various kinds of background information, including methods used to compile the data, the organization of the materials, and the structure of the program descriptions. The pattern is essentially the same in all cases, beginning with a program summary, going on to cover administration, objectives, eligibility, benefits and services, program linkage and overlap, and legislative environment, and ending with a series of data tables. The volume also contains a general introduction to the compendium as a whole. (AA)
Descriptors: Community Programs, Federal Legislation, Federal Programs, Federal State Relationship, Government Role, Housing, Low Income, Poverty Programs, Program Descriptions, Public Policy, State Programs, Welfare Services
Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC 20402.
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Interagency Low Income Opportunity Advisory Board, Washington, DC.