Low-income housing “how-to,” wages, food and clothing drives

News briefs. Read these stories for great coverage of poverty related to housing, wages and education. NBC News obtained municipal data from police departments and reported that many of America’s law enforcement workers struggle on low wages. In South Dakota, Native American and low-income students receive help to get through the first years of college. A Delaware […]

Census poverty rate declined, income inequality stories, new resources

News briefs. Read these stories for great coverage of minimum wage, income inequality and housing. Tons of publications looked at new Census Bureau poverty numbers (the resource is mentioned in more detail below) and that more than 48 million Americans live in poverty. Adapting it locally, California has the highest poverty rate, and the rate in Massachusetts […]

New “how to” section, social mobility, economic inequality

News briefs. Read these stories for great coverage of homelessness, education and grants. Freshmen at Gettysburg College learn about homeless people in Washington D.C. by working with them. Hunger is on the rise in some Indiana schools – The Journal & Courier in Layfette reviewed data from 26 public schools in a 10-county area to look […]

Census 2020 plan, new poverty resources, upcoming poverty events

News briefs. Stories focused on income inequality, veteran homelessness and food barriers in the past week. In Kansas, low-income Wichita residents face barriers looking for healthy food. The Veterans Affairs Department will receive $207 in funding to to fight veteran homelessness, particularly to help 70,000 veterans keep their homes or return to permanent housing. South Carolina […]