"Most fish in the United States contain mercury, but states rarely explain the health dangers to immigrants and low-income people who often rely on catching fish for their daily meals. Studies show up to 10 percent of women of child-bearing age have mercury levels that exceed federal standards. The substance, which occurs naturally in fish and is exacer […]
"The Baltimore-based nonprofit, which promotes self-sufficiency for low-income families through independent transportation,selected Detroit as its first expansion location. VFC accepts and repairs donated cars and gives them to prequalified families and individuals for as little as $800."
"The program allowed low-income New Yorkers the opportunity to become homeowners and unlike subsidy programs like Section 8, where subsidies must increase to keep pace with a rising market, HDFC apartments remained affordable because of income-ceilings, sales restrictions and tax subsidies that helped keep maintenance costs low."
"It isn’t enough that financial aid for college is available to low-income students. They have to know it’s available. A new study by the nonprofit Urban Institute found that many low-income families aren’t aware of what aid is available, don’t know how to navigate the system and often overestimate how much college costs. But when they are made aware of […]
"Commonwealth Edison will hold energy fairs at satellite locations across the region Monday in order to get money to thousands of people struggling to pay their electricity bills in northern Illinois. The social service agencies that have traditionally administered ComEd's energy assistance programs have shut down pending the budget stalemate in Sp […]
"At Millennium, a new apartment complex in McKinney where 130 of 164 units are reserved for low-income residents, about 5,000 people have applied for a spot. Millennium opened this spring west of U.S. Highway 75. It’s the fruit of a settlement between the city’s housing authority and a nonprofit that said the community was segregating minorities to the […]
"Americans from lower income households are much more likely than wealthier Americans to think that jobs are more important than technology. 62% of people in households with incomes under $40,000 and 52% of people in households with incomes between $40,000 and $80,000 think that protecting jobs should be the main priority. In households with incomes ove […]
"Indiana faces an economic development conundrum, and will need a new strategy to solve it. While the state is now down to a 4.9 percent unemployment rate, we also have record numbers of impoverished and low-income Hoosiers. At a time when Indiana is nearly full-up with low-wage work, in order to move our economy forward the state will need an economic […]
"The percentage of students from low-income families in Austin and many of its surrounding school districts has been shrinking since 2011 and took a steeper dive last school year, a change that the experts tracking rapid growth in Central Texas can’t quite explain."