*Single-parent support systems include expanded Medicaid, an earned-income tax credit or a guaranteed paid family leave program. Only three U.S. states offer paid family leave: New Jersey, Rhode Island and California. Washington and New York will join the list of states that offer paid family leave by 2019.
Where is a good place to live for a single mom?
Ann Arbor, Michigan tops the list as the best metropolitan area for single parents. The unemployment rate among single parents in Ann Arbor is 2.3 percent, well below the national rate of 5.9 percent. Single parents in this Midwestern metro also earn more than single parents nationally and pay less for child care.
How can I afford rent as a single mom?
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) works with property owners to offer reduced rent to low-income families. While subsidized housing assistance isnt limited to single-parent families, its one of the most common rental assistance programs available to single mothers and their children.