This research reveals the structural unfairness of burdening our cities with the overwhelming task of addressing concentrated poverty, while resources keep shrinking.
New Jersey must redirect its policy priorities, away from lucrative tax breaks to corporations and the rich and towards struggling families who only want a fair shot.
Even as the economy has progressed and gotten better, and people have gone back to work, hunger is still a really prevalent problem in NJ.
The RSC’s plan aims to “modernize America’s social safety net and empower individuals through work” and streamlining affordable housing programs.
With increased voucher funding, more low- and very low-income households living in poverty would have access to affordable housing.
Non-defense spending in the House Budget would fall to 2.8% of the gross domestic product and would continue to fall to record lows.
The budget would cut programs for poor people by an unprecedented amount while taking a strikingly unbalanced approach to deficit reduction.
A strong showing by advocates will demonstrate the huge constituency for investments in anti-poverty solutions and ending homelessness.
The Anti-Poverty Network of NJ’s Board has announced that Serena Rice is leaving in May 2016 to begin a ministry in the Lutheran Church.
If incarceration had come to define the lives of men from impoverished black neighborhoods, eviction was shaping the lives of women.