Practitioners in North Carolina’s TANF and Related Income Assistance Programs Offer Perspectives on Latino Families’ Experiences
This brief examines Latino families’ experiences with North Carolina’s TANF (also known as Work First) and related income assistance programs. The brief summarizes findings from practitioner responses to a survey that included a questionnaire and a series of open-ended questions. Further, it discusses North Carolina’s Hispanic population and how the state’s income assistance programs are administered, and it provides more detail on income assistance program practitioners’ perspectives on Latino families’ experiences with these programs. Implications of the findings for how income assistance programs are administered in North Carolina and in other states with large and growing Latino populations are also presented.