The Republican health plan would result in $880B in Medicaid cuts over the next ten years and rolls back all of the health coverage gains under the ACA.
The market will not cure itself of widening income inequality and the poverty it creates. Bolstering federal rental subsidies is a good place to start.
One thing Mr. Watt can do right away is to require Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac ,to pay into the National Housing Trust Fund, which was created by Congress in 2008 but was never financed.
Too many of our neighbors are still couch surfing or living in homes that need to be repaired. They deserve better and we can and must do better.
Poverty is ultimately a result of failings at economic and political levels rather than individual shortcomings. Most of the poor have both worked and will work again.