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Suburban Poverty

Poverty Is Rapidly Increasing In Suburbs Like Ferguson

Stateline | Teresa Wiltz | Posted 08.27.2014 | Politics

This piece comes to us courtesy of Stateline. Stateline is a nonpartisan, nonprofit news service of the Pew Charitable Trusts that provides daily repo...

More Republican Districts Saw Increase In Suburban Poverty: Report

The Huffington Post | Ryan Rainey | Posted 08.08.2013 | Politics

Suburban poverty has increased in more Republican congressional districts than Democratic ones, a new report said. According to a Brookings Instit...

Saki Knafo

Poverty Soaring In Suburbs As Support Services Struggle To Keep Up | Saki Knafo | Posted 05.20.2013 | Business

Poverty is soaring in the suburbs. According to a new book from the Brookings Institution, the suburban poverty rate in America has climbed by 64 ...

Arthur Delaney

Poverty Stalks The Suburbs | Arthur Delaney | Posted 04.24.2013 | Politics

FREDERICKSBURG, Va. -- There's nothing Deidre Duffy would rather do than host a backyard barbecue for a few friends. "I don't want anything fancy,...

Dave Jamieson

Outside RNC, Poverty Grows In Tampa's Suburbs | Dave Jamieson | Posted 11.13.2012 | Politics

THONOTOSASSA, Fla. -- Having spent most of his life in a low-income neighborhood on the outskirts of Tampa, Raymond Smith has long recognized that bei...

Poverty Moves To The Suburbs (MAPS)

Posted 03.01.2012 | Business

Read more: Breakdown: Americans on the Edge...

Majority Say They're Living The American Dream: Poll

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 12.16.2011 | Business

The economy might be failing, pushing millions of Americans down the earnings ladder, but many people nevertheless say they're living the American dre...

Peter S. Goodman

Meltdown | Peter S. Goodman | Posted 09.25.2012 | Business

CAPE CORAL, Fla. -- They sent her off with a lavish retirement party -- dinner and drinks at a local yacht club, overlooking the inky waters of the Ca...

Middle Class Masquerade

Lita Smith-Mines | Posted 01.31.2012 | New York
Lita Smith-Mines

The home seller sobbed when she heard her real estate transaction fell through. "I've got to get out of here," she let me know for the umpteenth time. "I can't keep pretending to be middle class."

Middle-Class Jobs Disappearing In Workforce Shift: Report

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 11.21.2011 | Business

America is increasingly becoming a place of high- and low-skill jobs, with less room available for a middle class. A new report from the Federal R...

Americans Increasingly Unable To Put Food On The Table

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 01.10.2012 | Business

The country might be in a recovery, but it surely doesn't feel that way to the large number of American households struggling to put food on the table...

Peter S. Goodman

"Everyone Is Hurting:" In American Suburbs, Poverty Soars | Peter S. Goodman | Posted 09.25.2012 | Business

EDGEWATER, Colo. -- Before the unraveling, Selena Blanco and her family felt secure in their hold on middle class life in this bedroom community just ...

Suburbs With The Highest Poverty Rates

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 11.23.2011 | Business

Suburbs have long been associated with white picket fences and manicured lawns. But for many living in suburbia today, the reality is much bleaker. ...

Nonprofits Unable To Keep Up With Growing Suburban Poverty, New Reports Say

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

The national recession has had a suffocating impact on the middle class, with high rates of unemployment, home foreclosure and other hardships pushing...

Suburban Poverty Surges: The 11 Cities Hit The Hardest (PHOTOS)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Over the last decade, much of the conversation surrounding poverty in America has focused on the urban poor. But according to a report released by the...