"A Post-Dispatch analysis of enrollments on HealthCare.gov, the government’s online health insurance marketplace, shows where the campaign to expand coverage was successful, and where more work needs to be done when enrollment for 2015 begins on Nov. 15. The analysis, which looked at private plan enrollments by zip code in Missouri and Illinois, indicat […]
"Clark County's economy continues to show some signs of progress, as employers expand payrolls and the jobless rate heads downward. But strong job growth has yet to translate to fatter wallets, according to a new analysis by Scott Bailey, regional labor economist for the state Employment Security Department. The median hourly wage for jobs in Clark […]
"A new partnership between Union County College and Kean University will work to bolster the success of Hispanic and low-income students in science, engineering, technology and math, with support from a $3.25 million federal grant. Officials from both schools Monday announced the collaborative effort, which creates a joint-admissions program between the […]
"St. Petersburg Mayor Rick Kriseman, with four City Council members standing with him, announced two modest initiatives Tuesday that could have a huge impact on the pocketbooks and livelihoods of some of the city's lowest-income residents. The city's lowest-paid workers can now make a bit more, and felons will no longer have to immediately ide […]
"The economy and public policy are factors that have affected Arizona's Hispanic population — sometimes disproportionately. In the wake of the Great Recession and the subsequent housing-market crash, the metro Phoenix area lost about 300,000 jobs between 2008 and 2011, according to Hart. A large portion of those were lower-income jobs related to co […]
"The Federal Reserve Bank of Boston has long taken an interest in the economic well-being of low- and moderate-income citizens through ground-breaking research and forward-looking initiatives and, at its first conference devoted to income inequality, the bank demonstrated that it plans to continue. The Boston Fed’s Working Cities Challenge program, laun […]
"But one group in Baltimore is pushing to help others do officially what Jeremiah did on the fly: take vacant homes and turn them into permanent affordable housing for the homeless. Housing Our Neighbors, part of the Housing Is A Human Right Roundtable, is made up of labor activists, homeowners, and homeless people. The group is currently surveying the […]
" Schools in the Washington region spend wildly different amounts on students per pupil, and districts vary a lot in how much extra they spend on low-income students. While more spending doesn’t guarantee better quality, the discrepancies raise basic questions of fairness."
"In their annual Opportunity Index, the national campaign Opportunity Nation and Measure of America found that high school graduation rates are up, more adults are going to college and unemployment has dropped drastically since 2011. But poverty rates across the board are essentially unchanged since 2011, and nearly 1 in 7 people between the ages of 1 […]
"Low-income renters and formerly homeless residents will share a newly opened supportive housing complex in Morrisania. City, state and federal agencies piled up $25 million in tax credits and grants to open a housing complex on Franklin Ave. between E. 170th and E. 169th Sts., to be run by the Manhattan-based Lower East Side Service Center."