"The policy, known as mandatory inclusionary zoning, would require developers to set aside 5 to 7 percent of units in new buildings for people who earn up to 60 percent of the area median income. In Seattle, that means $37,680 for one person or $53,760 for a family of four. That means workers such as elder-care providers, line cooks and valets could aff […]
"Leo said that working out the details before house-hunting will give you a clear picture of what you can afford and how you can pay for it. Sessions with a housing counselor also can help low-income people realize that with planning, they will be able to afford a house that fits their needs."
"Unfortunately, far too many students of color, or from low-income families, are denied access to these high-level classes. In many cases, their schools simply don't offer them. In other cases, there are barriers to access that effectively place the courses out of reach. And, perhaps most tragically, many students don’t have the confidence to ventu […]
"Rubio has been clear about his struggles with student loan debt, mortgages and other financial problems, but for the most part, this seems to have made him seem relatable to voters. After all, 70 percent of students graduate from college with debt, and that number is growing rapidly. Both Republican candidates say they will save American families money […]
"Quality early childhood education has a substantial influence on future employment, education and health outcomes, according to a new report published in late September. The research highlighted findings within the Latino community and demonstrated the economic power of investing in early childhood education."
"The highest- and lowest-performing schools with students from low-income families were announced Thursday by the Utah State Office of Education, highlighting ongoing successes and needs for improvement across the state. This year, 326 schools in Utah are receiving Title I funding from the federal government to help offset the impacts of a low-income st […]
"Their common goal? Getting to and through college, no matter the obstacles. And if all goes according to plan, they will, thanks to Cooperman College Scholars, a program that supports a select number of motivated low-income students in Essex County, New Jersey, including Waziri and 76 others. They are the first cohort to benefit from hedge fund CEO and […]
"Low-income households in Illinois who apply for assistance on their utility bills this year will not be receiving the same amount of money they normally would. Thursday is the first day low-income households can apply for LIHEAP, the Low Income Home Assistance Program. However, due to the Illinois budget stalemate, the funds for LIHEAP this year are lo […]
"Public colleges don't offer steep discounts for low-income families. What this means is that public colleges can actually be the more expensive option, particularly if a student's family is low-income. But overall, the typical public school is still cheaper than the typical private school."
"Egged on by a state senator, Oregon's top expert on school funding told lawmakers Wednesday that the state should seriously consider directing a bigger share of school funding to help low-income students."