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The following organizations provide outstanding public benefits programs, activities, or information.   We are collecting information on local organizations engaged in public benefits activities and/or issues. If you would like your organization featured, please send us your information.


Center for Public Policy Priorities
The Center for Public Policy Priorities is a non-profit policy research organization committed to improving public policies and private practices that influence the economic and social prospects and conditions of individuals, families, and communities. CPPP has a number of resources on immigrants and their access to public benefits.


Coalition on Human Needs (CHN)
An alliance of national organizations working together to promote public policies that address the needs of low-income and other vulnerable populations, operates the Welfare Reauthorization Project, an advocacy vehicle for strategy and information-sharing for hundreds of organizations in Washington, DC and across the country.


Center on Budget and Policy Priorities
The Center works with states and state nonprofit organizations to modify application and enrollment practices that discourage participation in benefit programs by eligible low-income legal immigrants. The Center offers a wealth of information and resources related to immigrants' access to benefits.


The Finance Project
A non-profit policy research, technical assistance and information organization. The Finance Project develops and disseminates information, knowledge, tools and technical assistance for improved policies, programs and financing strategies.  It provides information on eligibility and benefits for immigrants, immigrant health care, immigrant food stamp issues and state specific publications on immigrants.


National Immigration Law Center (NILC)
A national support center whose mission is to protect and promote the rights and opportunities of low income immigrants and their family members.  Conducts policy analysis and impact litigation and provides publications, technical advice, and trainings to a broad constituency of legal aid agencies, community groups, and pro bono attorneys.

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