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Poverty

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Top Poverty Articles

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  • Struggles continue for many CHA voucher holders

     Struggles continue for many CHA voucher holders
    When Gralen Titus Bennett was issued a Chicago Housing Authority voucher that would pay most of his rent, he looked for apartments in Uptown, Lakeview and other neighborhoods near the lakefront. Bennett is rooted on the West Side, and though he said he...
  • L.A. City Council votes for minimum-wage hike to $15.37 at big hotels

    L.A. City Council votes for minimum-wage hike to $15.37 at big hotels
    Big hotels in Los Angeles will soon be required to pay at least $15.37 an hour to their workers – one of the highest minimum wage requirements in the country. The City Council voted 12 to 3 on Wednesday to impose the wage requirements on large...
  • In some states, low poverty rate obscures deeper despair

    WASHINGTON The overall picture of poverty among states is a familiar one: Some states, such as Mississippi, have long claimed the highest poverty rates according to the federal income standard. Others, such as Hawaii, Maryland and Massachusetts, often are...
  • World must tackle corruption to end poverty: UK leader

    NEW YORK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - British Prime Minister David Cameron urged world leaders to adopt 10 "simple and inspiring" global goals to end extreme poverty in 15 years, including one that targets bribery and corruption. Every indicator on...
  • L.V. Congressman to join world leaders, music icons at massive concert Saturday

    L.V. Congressman to join world leaders, music icons at massive concert Saturday
    A Lehigh Valley congressman will be with world leaders and music icons Saturday at a massive festival to end extreme poverty in the world. U.S. Rep. Charlie Dent, a Republican who represents the 15th District, will represent the United States as part of...
  • Kashkari portrays GOP as a champion of minorities and the poor

    Kashkari portrays GOP as a champion of minorities and the poor
    Stung by the refusal of two fellow Republicans to support his candidacy for governor, Neel Kashkari sought to put the controversy behind him Sunday with a fiery speech portraying his party as a champion of minorities and the poor. "We don't just fight...
  • 15,000 low-income Baltimoreans getting online through Comcast program

    15,000 low-income Baltimoreans getting online through Comcast program
    About 30,000 low-income Marylanders, half of them in the Baltimore region, have signed up for $10-a-month Internet service, Comcast officials said Monday as they promoted broadened access to the program, now in its fourth year. The Philadelphia-based...
  • Prestigious education award shared by schools in Florida, Georgia

    ORLANDO Fla. (Reuters) - School districts in Florida and Georgia were named co-winners on Monday of the Broad Prize for Urban Education, recognizing top-performing urban schools that are closing the achievement gap among low-income and minority students....
  • Renaissance: Bristol Complex Wouldn't Be Low-Income

    BRISTOL — Renaissance Downtowns says its vision for reshaping the city's downtown is flexible, but emphasizes that one idea isn't on the table: A low-income housing project. Any apartment complex that Renaissance constructs at the former Bristol...
  • Stingy climate aid leaves poor nations digging deep: report

    BARCELONA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A lack of help for the poorest countries to adapt to climate change may be undermining their efforts to tackle poverty, researchers warned on Monday. A report from the London-based Overseas Development Institute...
  • AmeriCorps as a pathway out of poverty [Commentary]

    AmeriCorps as a pathway out of poverty [Commentary]
    AmeriCorps, which engages over 75,000 Americans in service projects annually, turned 20 this month. Since the program's inception, over 900,000 AmeriCorps members have contributed over 1 billion hours in service — including 4,000 AmeriCorps...