"New York is set to begin a $30 million program aimed at providing mental health services to low-income residents with little or no access to care. The program, Connections to Care, will tap existing community organizations that reach low-income residents but are not providing mental health services."
"The Maine Department of Education will receive an additional $60,000 in federal funds to help Maine high schoolers from low-income families afford Advanced Placement tests. Advanced Placement exams give students college credits before they enter a higher education institution, provided the student performs well on the test."
"A recent study shows low-income students have a harder time earning their diplomas — but not at UCF. The National Center for Education Statistics found that students with lower incomes are less likely to graduate from college. However, Director of Institutional Research Patricia Ramsey said low-income UCF students graduate at nearly the same rate as th […]
"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."
"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 […]
"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."