Poverty

Revitalizing America’s Distressed Neighborhoods

Neighborhoods have acted as the bedrock of American society for hundreds of years. As our closest social environments, they can shape how people interact and contribute within society. If properly invested in, they can be epicenters for upward mobility for families and small businesses. Unfortunately, there are neighborhoods across America falling short of their full…

Poverty in the Suburbs: A Growing Crisis

by Betsy Keating In a stereotypical view of the United States, those living in the suburbs are affluent, with larger homes, better schools, and safer neighborhoods, and poverty is a problem only for the inner-city.  A recent report published by the Brookings Institution challenges this assumption, demonstrating that suburban poverty rates have been steadily rising over…