Monthly User Insights
We survey households every month to understand how external factors like a changing economy, public health, and policy interventions impact families. Around 5,000 of our users answer questions and share their thoughts about accessing new government benefits, employment, housing, and food insecurity.
We regularly do deep-dives on the many issues users face in making it through the month, every month.
Pandemic-related food benefits are helping users cope with new challenges, but their days are numbered
“I honestly don’t know how I am going to get by”: Parents are grappling with the loss of the monthly Child Tax Credit
The Child Tax Credit is bringing “a sense of security and relief” to parents
Why does food insecurity persist despite pandemic-related expansions to benefits?
The new Child Tax Credit has the potential to be life-changing, but some Providers users might miss out.
In the Media
We often work with media outlets to connect our users with journalists that can highlight their stories. See a selection of recent pieces featuring our users below.
The New York Times
Food and Environment Reporting Network
With emergency SNAP benefits ending, a ‘hunger cliff’ looms
Tara Kramer hasn’t always had enough money to follow her doctor’s orders. She has a complex disability—hypermobile Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome, which causes chronic pain and mobility and digestive issues—and good nutrition and physical therapy could help keep her symptoms under control.
Apr. 13, 2022
Inflation is hurting women at the grocery store. Some are eating less in order to feed their families.
As grocery prices rise, women have few places to turn. Some report skipping meals, federal food benefits have not kept up and food pantries are also starting to feel the impact.
Apr. 12, 2022
Spotlight on Poverty and Opportunity
American Families Wonder if They Can Count on the Child Tax Credit in 2022
Over 9,000 emails from low-income families across the country have hit the inboxes of lawmakers recently. They’re writing about the difference the Child Tax Credit has made to their families...
Dec. 15, 2021
Research on users from our partner organizations.
Ariel Kennan, Sara Soka, and Katie Sullivan