In addition to setting standards with respect to the minimum wage, overtime, and other factors affecting worker pay, the federal government also sets standards for workplace health and safety.
Employers and policymakers can take steps to ensure that workers can balance work with other responsibilities such as providing care or managing an illness.
Over the past few decades, employers have increasingly made changes to the structure of their workforce. For example, employers have outsourced work previously performed by full-time employees.
Housing costs determine whether individuals and families can live in a neighborhood without sacrificing other basic necessities, such as food and health care.
A range of programs exists to address the lack of affordable housing. These programs are not nearly enough to meet the demand from those who are housing cost-burdened.
Almost 20 million households headed by someone age 50 and over are housing cost-burdened. That is, they spend more than 30 percent of their income on housing.
On an average night in 2022, more than 580,000 adults and children experienced homelessness in the U.S.
Housing should meet the needs of all individuals, regardless of age and ability level.
Supportive housing refers to residential settings that offer additional services. These could be group meals, transportation, help with housekeeping, and personal care.
The Fair Housing Act prohibits discrimination in housing sales, rentals, and financing on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, disability status, or presence of children.