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Testimony: The Intersecting Insecurities of Hunger and Housing Instability

Our clients face a myriad of complex challenges, particularly the intertwined insecurities of hunger and housing instability. These issues are exacerbated by systemic racism, making communities of color disproportionately vulnerable to food insecurity and hunger. During a hearing before the New York City Council Committee on General Welfare, Graham Horn, Staff Attorney in the Shelter Advocacy Initiative and the Public Assistance and SNAP Project at NYLAG testified in support of Res 0025-2024, Res 0227-2024, Res 0237-2024, and Res 0057-2024, which would encourage the United States Congress to pass and the President to sign vital reforms to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, an expanded Child Tax Credit, and a renewed Farm Bill with increased funding for life-saving food aid — all of which could contribute to improving health outcomes for our clients.  

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