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Americans Living in Poverty

Criminalizing Poverty

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 05.08.2015 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

"Held captive." It was how one 13-year-old described the feeling of growing up poor in our wealthy nation, and for more and more Americans living in poverty, this feeling isn't just a metaphor.

Jillian Berman

Millions Living Above The Poverty Line Also Struggle To Get By | Jillian Berman | Posted 09.18.2013 | Business

For nearly 30 years, Elena Keating made a career helping low-income Americans find and keep affordable housing. Now, she's the one struggling. Kea...

The Ranks of America's Poor

Joanne Goldblum | Posted 09.26.2012 | Impact
Joanne Goldblum

It's very easy to look at the numbers and think only in abstract terms. But I prefer to think in concrete terms -- what do those figures mean when considering what someone needs to live?

Living In Poverty: Stories Behind The Statistics

AP | DAVID CRARY | Posted 11.18.2011 | Business

At a food pantry in a Chicago suburb, a 38-year-old mother of two breaks into tears. She and her husband have been out of work for nearly two years. ...