"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."
" The Board of Health recently convened to discuss the lack of doctors in Aspen that accept Medicaid, and look at three potential options to ensure that all valley residents have timely access to a primary care physician. Liz Stark, Pitkin County public health director, said that more than 4,500 of Pitkin County’s 17,000-plus residents live at or below […]
"Seattle city officials want to put a stop to a scenario that’s playing out more often in this region’s tight and competitive housing market. It goes like this: landlords issue a staggering rent hike, tenants move out and not to long after that, the building undergoes a big remodel. It’s called an 'economic eviction.' This is how landlords avo […]
"'The idea that that the Democratic party has essentially conceded half of the states in this country to conservative Republicans who do not represent the interests of their working people and their low income people is beyond my comprehension.'"
"The problem is that while jobs have increased, wages have not, forcing roughly 21 million working Americans to scrape by on a near minimum wage salary, according to the Pew Research Center. At the same time, rents keep rising because the demand for rental units has increased across the country as the home ownership rate has dropped to its lowest point […]
"Children participating in the Hannah Project’s 'Freedom School' in Marin City this summer are being taught that poverty is not a fact of life that must be grudgingly accepted, but an injustice that must be corrected. The Freedom School, a summer enrichment program at the Hannah Project, was created by the Washington D.C.-based Children’s Defe […]