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Poverty in 2021 looks different than in 1964 – but the US hasn’t changed how it measures it purpose

Jul. 12, 2021 12:53 pm

Poverty in 2021 looks different than in 1964 – but the US hasn’t changed how it measures it

Many Americans in the past have been rudely surprised at just how inadequate America’s safety net is, at least in part because it’s based on outdated federal poverty thresholds, says guest columnist Mark Rank.
Opinion: Historical underinvestment and continuing discrimination is violence against the AAPI community purpose

May 28, 2021 9:36 am

Opinion: Historical underinvestment and continuing discrimination is violence against the AAPI community

When we discuss housing and rent affordability in Philadelphia, when we discuss the need to secure and extend public benefits, when we discuss wage theft — we must include the AAPI community in our campaigns, says guest columnist Kee Tobar.
Community organizations lament COVID-19’s effect on Philly’s key anti-gun violence initiative purpose

May 13, 2021 10:19 am

Community organizations lament COVID-19’s effect on Philly’s key anti-gun violence initiative

Last year, the Office of Violence Prevention injected almost $1 million into community groups working on gun violence. How those groups have pivoted, and the resonances with the 1918 pandemic are the focus of this long read.
An advantage of the government’s new payments for families: Not humiliating poor people purpose

May 6, 2021 8:30 am

An advantage of the government’s new payments for families: Not humiliating poor people

"The expanded child tax credit will benefit almost all families, and it will work the way benefits currently work for the wealthy," says guest columnist Wendy Bach.
New research parses how income inequality drives homelessness in U.S. purpose

May 4, 2021 9:31 am

New research parses how income inequality drives homelessness in U.S.

Analysis links income inequality with increased cost burdens, rather than how fast housing prices rise, says guest columnist Clark Merrefield.
Campaign for Working Families receives $1 million to help city residents file taxes purpose

Apr. 22, 2021 11:03 am

Campaign for Working Families receives $1 million to help city residents file taxes

CWF will focus its efforts in North Philadelphia and partner with three other organizations to offer financial services.
In Point Breeze, funding enables Diversified Community Services to move services ‘to the next level’ purpose

Apr. 14, 2021 9:56 am

In Point Breeze, funding enables Diversified Community Services to move services ‘to the next level’

"We do two things really well — early childhood education and housing, so our focus now is on building on those services and figuring out how we can do things even better," says Otis Bullock.
Jobs are key to the build back effort — but will they bring economic equity? purpose

Mar. 30, 2021 11:47 am

Jobs are key to the build back effort — but will they bring economic equity?

Middle class and working class workers have born the brunt of the pandemic — the illness, the economic disruption, the layoffs and the job closings.
With new funding, ACANA expects to aid more than 800 African and Caribbean immigrants purpose

Mar. 23, 2021 8:52 am

With new funding, ACANA expects to aid more than 800 African and Caribbean immigrants

CEO Voffee Jabateh says the $1 million grant from Poverty Action Fund is a good start, but the city needs to take small nonprofits more seriously.
Why cash payments aren’t always the best tool to help poor people purpose

Mar. 18, 2021 1:50 pm

Why cash payments aren’t always the best tool to help poor people

"There seem to be a growing consensus that cash is the best tool in the fight against poverty. But is it?" asks guest columnist Heath Henderson.

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