Federal, state, and local policymakers should enact, monitor for compliance, and fully enforce laws prohibiting housing discrimination on the basis of lawful source of income, including use of a ho
Property tax relief should be equitable, cost-effective, and targeted to homeowners with low and moderate incomes burdened by their property tax bill.
Prior to finalizing annual budget decisions, localities should inform taxpayers of the property tax rate required to maintain revenues at the same level as the prior year.
The federal government should require state CSBG and SSBG officials to consult with state and local agencies and organizations representing older people and other groups served by the programs.
Government workers should continue to have access to defined benefit (DB) plans.
Modifications to retirement plans or plan formulas should hold harmless current beneficiaries and employees. They should also ensure the retirement security needs of future retirees.
A variety of government policies and employer practices safeguard the rights of workers to fair treatment, safety in the workplace, and a measure of financial security.
All levels of government have developed standards and guidance to ensure fair employment practices. They address wages, working conditions, and other aspects of work.
Policymakers should explore new, more consumer-centered systems for providing low-income assistance.
Taxation is the primary way governments fund essential programs and services. The following principles support this goal while also ensuring equity in how revenues are raised.