Casting a Wider Safety Net

Through an exploration of income and net resource models created by the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta and research on effective campaigns from other localities, Casting a Wider Safety Net shows specific, data-informed examples of how households in the Bay Area are impacted by benefits cliffs, benefits plateaus, and gaps in coverage in the social safety net, and how these inefficiencies might be mitigated through policy change.

This policy analysis was conducted for All Home by Cheyda Arhamsadr as part of the Master of Public Policy Program at the Goldman School of Public Policy, University of California at Berkeley. The paper was completed in June 2021.