New Hope's founders thought Milwaukee -- and perhaps America -- could do better. In creating the program, they were guided by the notions that (a) people who are willing to work full time should be able to do so and (b) they should not be poor. New Hope's founders aimed to demonstrate a policy for working poor adults that would increase employment and earnings and decrease welfare use by addressing the problems of low wages, lack of health care, and lack of child care. Specifically, adults working full time (30 hours a week or more) were eligible to receive wage supplements to bring their incomes above the poverty threshold, subsidized health insurance, and child-care subsidies. Community service jobs were available to people who could not find regular employment.
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