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Poverty

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Top Poverty Articles

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  • U.S. officials reach deal with Pennsylvania on Medicaid

    (Reuters) - Federal officials have reached an agreement with Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett over his plan to use federal funds to pay for private health insurance coverage for up to 600,000 residents, the governor said on Thursday. The deal highlights a...
  • Solar energy column missed the mark

    As a former Florida Legislature staffer and a former public service commissioner, I cherished my duty to guard the public interest and seek a balance between the fiscal interests of consumers and monopoly utilities. For this reason, I respectfully take...
  • Why the poor have to use the 'poor door'

    Why the poor have to use the 'poor door'
    Everybody's mad about the "poor door." This is the name critics have bestowed upon the separate entrance for the affordable-housing units at a planned new luxury building on the Upper West Side of Manhattan. Those who pay market rates would have access to...
  • Adora Obi Nwezi: Low-income energy users shouldn't pay heavy load

    As Floridians grapple with rising energy rates, the state Public Service Commission is trying to decide whether it should allow subsidies for energy efficiency and solar energy to be raised or lowered. To date, these subsidies have favored more...
  • Low-income students have the will; where's the way?

    The following editorial appeared in the Dallas Morning News on Sunday, July 27: If you think children from low-income homes don't aspire to attend college, think again. They do, but they often lack the academic background and mentors to keep them on...
  • Welfare state grows as self-sufficiency declines

    For the past 50 years, the government's annual poverty rate has hardly changed at all. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, 15 percent of Americans still live in poverty, roughly the same rate as the mid-1960s when the War on Poverty was just starting....
  • Low-income housing fund teams with developer on subsidized rentals

    Low-income housing fund teams with developer on subsidized rentals
    A Chicago developer that has been among the most active firms behind the conversion of dilapidated, very-low-income housing into market-rate apartments is teaming with the city to offer more than four dozen subsidized units to Chicagoans who make no...
  • Improved parenting may fortify low-income kids against poverty effects

    For children growing up in poverty, the seeds of poor health in adulthood appear to be sown early. But a nurturing parent may be able to foster a child's resilience to such conditions as allergies, diabetes, heart disease and some cancers, says a new...
  • Kids count; so do parents [Editorial]

    Kids count; so do parents  [Editorial]
    The Baltimore-based Annie E. Casey Foundation is out with its 25th Kids Count data book, measuring the wellbeing of children nationwide across a variety of health, economic, educational and community measures. In some ways, kids are much better off than...
  • Debate over federal funds focuses on low-income housing

    Debate over federal funds focuses on low-income housing
    The City Commission has decided to approve an agreement with the Orange County government to be a part of the federal government’s Urban County Program – but only after one commissioner got some assurances that the program wouldn’t aim...
  • Md. colleges show mixed results in improving minority graduation rates

    Md. colleges show mixed results in improving minority graduation rates
    University System of Maryland schools have had mixed success in improving the graduation rates of minority and low-income students, according to an annual progress report released this week. Some colleges, including the University of Maryland, College...