"Extremely low-income families in Augusta and Aiken have a harder time finding housing than renters nationwide, while Columbia County could soon have difficulty accommodating members of its poorest population, according to a study conducted by the Urban Institute."
"Beginning Monday, elderly low-income Philadelphians can receive $20 worth of vouchers for fresh, locally grown produce from Philadelphia Corporation for Aging (PAC). The vouchers, which can be used at 59 farmers' markets citywide, will be available on a first-come, first-served basis and will be valid until Nov. 30."
"Los Altos will have 17 below-market-rate units available in the Colonnade Apartments, but anyone wanting to move in must submit an application by July 17. According to a notice posted on the city's website, 16 of the units are for people with very low incomes a one-bedroom unit for someone with a low income."
"The first lawsuit involving the state’s new education funding formula is a big one, with potential statewide implications. In a lawsuit filed Wednesday, civil rights attorneys charged the Los Angeles Unified School District with shortchanging English learners, low-income children and foster youth by hundreds of millions of dollars. The district dispute […]
"Across the country, schools, nonprofits and scholarship programs are increasingly offering low-income students a chance to travel internationally as part of a broader attempt to narrow opportunity and achievement gaps in a more globalized economy. The Chicago Urban League launched its travel program in 2013. This month and next, 70 students from Illino […]
"Marva Collins, a legendary educator known for fostering expectations of excellence for children raised in the poor neighborhoods of Chicago, died last week at age 78. But her legacy lives on, both in the children and the teachers whose lives she touched while she was the founder—and heart and soul—of Westside Preparatory Academy."
"The package, presented in full to members earlier in the day and cued up for a potential floor vote as soon as Wednesday, would raise gas and diesel taxes over three years and earmark a portion of general fund revenue for roads, which would force future cuts in other budget areas. The plan would eliminate the Earned Income Tax Credit for the working po […]
"The Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC), which provides a tax credit of $2,982 on average to low-income working parents when they file their taxes each year, is among the nation’s most vital anti-poverty policies. In its current form, the credit becomes more generous to very low earners as they work more. At a certain level of household income, however, th […]
"The key sentence, as the New York Post reported: 'Affordable units shall share the same common entrances and common areas as market rate units.' De Blasio added the language to a tax program called 421a, signed by New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo Friday, that offered developers a tax abatement for providing affordable housing. Some eager for the br […]