RTI and NC State University Institute for Emerging Issues partnered to analyze the characteristics that increase the likelihood of a single adult being below the Standard and develop potential policy solutions.
Researchers with the American University Washington College of Law analyze how states determine eligibility for assigned counsel. They argue that the Federal Poverty Guideline excludes many people from needed legal representation and eligibility should be based on the Self-Sufficiency Standard coupled with the costs to retain an attorney.
The Nebraska Appleseed Center developed job quality standards using the Self-Sufficiency Standard to hold corporations more accountable for the money they receive. Corporations must meet these standards prior to accessing public funds.