Woodstock Institute was proud to join fellow advocates Financial Inclusion for All Illinois, Heartland Alliance, Chicago Jobs Council, COFI, and Legal Action Chicago in fighting to get this impactful program extended for another year.

“Extending this program another year means more low-income Illinoisans will keep their full tax refunds – getting them cash at a critical time. This will help underserved communities, who are disproportionately communities of color, weather the ongoing pandemic as many households continue to struggle to pay for basic needs,” said Jane Doyle, Policy & Communication Associate, Woodstock Institute. “Woodstock Institute looks forward to seeing similar, permanent reforms to support the financial security of underserved communities beyond the pandemic.”