| Jul 2, 2014
I've long been disgusted by what I imagine to be the lavish lifestyle low-income people lead in the poor parts of town I never visit.
Flush with government assistance and nanny state handouts like "shelter" and "running water," the poor in America, by...
| Jul 7, 2014
| 8:57 AM
Thanks to a historic partnership between the Jewish Federations of North America (JFNA), the Corporation for National & Community Service and the Association of Jewish Family and Children's Agencies, AmeriCorps VISTA members will be placed in Jewish...
| Jul 6, 2014
| 2:25 PM
Many impoverished Central Florida kids eat their most nutritious school meals at no charge, but qualifying for the free and reduced-price meals can sometimes be a headache for families and schools.
Now, the federal government is serving up a new way...
| Jun 25, 2014
| 5:05 AM
NEW YORK In spite of being among the top students in his school, Joseph Nelzy was quick to give up on being admitted to one of the nation's best colleges after he got a rejection letter from Brandeis University, near Boston.
"I had no hope after that,"...
| Jun 23, 2014
| 5:20 AM
ATLANTA Forty-six years after the Fair Housing Act took aim at racial segregation and poverty in America, the federal government has declared the effort half-hearted and is setting out to fix it.
Within months, the Obama administration is expected to...
| Jun 29, 2014
| 5:05 AM
One-quarter of the $872 million generated by California's 18-month-old cap-and-trade scheme will go to housing and public transit programs for poor and minority communities this year, according to the recently approved state budget. The decision caps a...
| Jun 13, 2014
| 8:07 AM
Early childhood education providers are hopeful that more local children will be better prepared for kindergarten as efforts make headway in the Wheaton Warrenville area.
A year after a partnership began among local agencies to align their goals and...
| Jun 22, 2014
| 7:30 PM
First it was Rod Blagojevich who sent free rides soaring on the Chicago area's transit system, and now the lingering effects of the Great Recession are keeping the numbers high, experts say.
The former governor's gift of free rides to all Illinois...
| Jul 1, 2014
| 7:59 AM
The wage gap between high earners and low-income workers increased for everyone between 2007 and 2013—but the gap has grown the most for Latinos, according to a Pew analysis published today.
The median weekly pay for low-income Hispanic workers...
| Jun 28, 2014
| 7:11 PM
It has been six weeks since the city turned off Nicole Hill's water.
Dirty dishes are piled in the sink of her crowded kitchen, where the yellow-and-green linoleum floor is soiled and sticky. A small garbage can is filled with water from a neighbor,...
| Jun 29, 2014
| 5:05 PM
Fueled by a growing middle class, Brazil has made its way to the top of Orlando's overseas-visitor list, overtaking the United Kingdom for the first time.
Almost 770,000 visitors from the South American powerhouse came to Central Florida in 2013,...