Law Passed to Eliminate Asset Limits for TANF Recipients

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Assets Hawaii

Great news Ho’owaiwai Networkers!

After years of collective work by the Ho’owaiwai Network and its supporters, the Governor recently signed HB 868 into law, which eliminates the asset test for recipients of benefits under the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program! We are only the 7th state to do so!

In preparation for a larger press release to celebrate the efforts of the Ho’owaiwai Network, we wanted to see if any of our partner organizations is interested in contributing to the documentation of this huge, huge achievement. We are generally looking for the following:

 

A client or family you have worked with who will directly benefit from the passing of this legislation and is willing to share their story

Stories from your own organizations around the efforts you have put in to ensure the passing of this legislation.

Any other related story!

 

If you are interested, please contact Brent Kakesako, Chief Operating Officer of the Hawai’i Alliance for Community-Based Economic Development (HACBED) via email (bkakesako@hacbed.org) or phone (808-550-2661) by Friday, May 10.

Mahalo for all of your efforts to build assets of families across Hawai’i to increase their self-sufficiency and control over their daily lives!

 

 

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