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Safety net policies are helping reduce the number of Americans below the poverty line – but that’s not the whole story purpose

Aug. 24, 2021 2:58 pm

Safety net policies are helping reduce the number of Americans below the poverty line – but that’s not the whole story

A reason to not get too excited about a lower 2020 poverty rate is that the share of Americans experiencing food insecurity rose to an estimated 13.9% in 2020 from 10.9% in 2019, says guest columnist Elena Delavega.
What traditional philanthropy can learn from Black philanthropy purpose

Aug. 24, 2021 8:30 am

What traditional philanthropy can learn from Black philanthropy

Think about the fact that Black philanthropy is being celebrated because traditional philanthropy wasn’t designed to and hasn’t met the needs of the Black community for more than 20 years, says guest columnist Monique Curry-Mims.
Kensington residents ask: ‘Why would you think this is acceptable for us?’ purpose

Aug. 20, 2021 2:27 pm

Kensington residents ask: ‘Why would you think this is acceptable for us?’

When people speak up about neighborhood issues in wealthy neighborhoods, the City resolves them. But in the Kensington area, residents say, the City forces them to wait for solutions.
South Philadelphia Community Fund is a new ‘one-stop shop’ for benefits purpose

Aug. 20, 2021 10:12 am

South Philadelphia Community Fund is a new ‘one-stop shop’ for benefits

Diversified Community Services and United Communities Southeast Philadelphia join forces to create a fund that offers direct assistance to low-income residents.
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past have been rudely surprised at just how inadequate America’s safety net is, at least in part because it’s based on outdated federal poverty thresholds, says guest columnist Mark Rank.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.

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