The West Steps: How a Family Affordability Tax Credit Could Cut the Child Poverty Rate in Half

Written by: Children's Campaign
Date Posted: March 27, 2024

In this episode of The West Steps, we’re discussing the Family Affordability Tax Credit (HB24-1311), a new proposal in the Colorado legislature that has the potential to reduce child poverty in Colorado by half.  

Sarah Barnes, Senior Director of Policy at the Colorado Children’s Campaign and Reilly Pharo Carter, Director of Policy & Advocacy at Gary Community Ventures join us to talk about how this credit, which is projected to reach 45% of Colorado families, could make a particularly big difference for kids and families with fewer financial resources.   

You can contact Srah Barnes at and Reilly Pharo Carter at Learn more about our work by visiting our website and social media (@coloradokidsorg).  

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