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This OPRE brief considers the extent to which TANF agencies across the country are using TANF funds to serve and support families experiencing or at-risk of homelessness.

Find out more on how HPOG 2.0 Tribal grantees incorporated cultural aspects into their healthcare training programs

This brief reviews the design and administration of the EITC and summarizes the literature on the EITC’s effects on work, wages, poverty, financial stability, and other nonfinancial benefits, giving special attention to the way program outcomes might depend on or relate to payment timing. The authors discuss how changing the EITC’s payment structures may affect recipients and how the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) carries out the EITC to highlight important considerations and possible trade-offs. The brief identifies areas where additional research is needed to better understand these relationships and trade-offs related to payment timing.

Overview of findings from a report from the Pathways to Work Evidence Clearinghouse about the interventions and types of services with the strongest evidence of improving employment outcomes during economic recessions and recoveries.

The Behavioral Interventions Scholars (BIS) grant program supports dissertation research by advanced graduate students who are applying a behavioral science lens to specific research questions relevant to social services programs and policies and other issues facing low-income and vulnerable families in the United States.

Explore this brief for information on how the Tribal HPOG 2.0 grantees adapted their programs in response to the COVID-19 pandemic

Explore this brief for lessons for employment programs about promising strategies for working with employers that might endure beyond the COVID-19 pandemic.

This brief summarizes three recently completed federal evaluations that address the following research question: How does offering employment and other supportive services to disadvantaged noncustodial parents affect their employment and earnings, parenting, and child support payments?

Explore a new OPRE's Pathways to Work Evidence Clearinghouse brief on lessons learned delivering remote services to job seekers with low incomes during the COVID-19 pandemic.


This review of the labor market for healthcare workers after the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic intends to inform the interpretation of results from forthcoming impact analyses of the HPOG program and the development future investments in healthcare workforce programs.