Kalena Thomhave

Emerson National Hunger Fellow, Family-Centered Social Policy Program

Kalena Thomhave joined the Family-Centered Social Policy program at New America for a six-month appointment as an Emerson National Hunger Fellow. She provided research and analysis regarding financial inclusion in public assistance programs as well as the financial inclusion of formerly incarcerated people. Previously, Thomhave researched Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) policy, coordinated an initiative to limit the impact of SNAP cuts in Pittsburgh, PA, and developed and coordinated the Bank On Baton Rouge program in Baton Rouge, LA. She holds BA degrees in political science and English from Louisiana State University.

All Work

ASSET BUILDING and FAMILY-CENTERED SOCIAL POLICY
Inclusion by Design

This paper will explore the historical factors and racial stereotypes that have shaped U.S. welfare policy and evaluate alternative models.


Incentives Shouldn’t Shape Public Assistance Policy

We're writing laws based on how we think people behave, not how they actually do, writes Kalena Thomhave.


ASSET BUILDING
Asset Building News Week - July 29, 2016

Weekly roundup of news, research, and other developments in the asset building field.


The Saving-est Generation?

Can Millennials look to their propensity for savings to save their generation's reputation? Not quite, writes Kalena Thomhave.


ASSET BUILDING
Asset Building News Week - July 22, 2016

Weekly roundup of news, research, and other developments in the asset building field.


ASSET BUILDING
Asset Building News Week - July 15, 2016

Weekly roundup of news, research, and other developments in the asset building field.


ASSET BUILDING
Asset Building News Week - July 1, 2016

Weekly roundup of news, research, and other developments in the asset building field.


ASSET BUILDING
Asset Building News Week - June 24, 2016

Weekly roundup of news, research, and other developments in the asset building field.


ASSET BUILDING
Asset Building News Week - June 17, 2016

Weekly roundup of news, research, and other developments in the asset building field.


ASSET BUILDING
Asset Building News Week - June 10, 2016

Weekly roundup of news, research, and other developments in the asset building field.


ASSET BUILDING
Asset Building News Week - June 3, 2016

Weekly roundup of news, research, and other developments in the asset building field.


ASSET BUILDING
Asset Building News Week - May 27, 2016

Weekly roundup of news, research, and other developments in the asset building field.