Fact Sheet

The Hygiene Assistance for Families of Infants and Toddlers Act of 2017

Health
Housing & Homelessness
Poverty & Family Economics

Nearly half of infants and toddlers in the U.S. are living in low-income families. This means that over 5 million young children are living in families that have a hard time covering the cost of their family’s basic needs, including diapers for their young children. The Hygiene Assistance for Families of Infants and Toddlers Act of 2017 (H.R. 1143) will give states flexibility in developing and implementing their program.

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