By Tara Culp-Ressler on April 18, 2014
The gap in life expectancy between the richest and poorest Americans is more than a decade.
By Scott Keyes on April 18, 2014
"It is a failure of both judgment and conscience," said one pastor.
By Scott Keyes on April 17, 2014
A reminder of how dangerous it is to be homeless, even in warmer weather.
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By Bryce Covert on April 15, 2014
The Earned Income Tax Credit means the difference between buying the necessities and hardship for many poor families.
By Bryce Covert on April 14, 2014
A lack of a strong safety net explains why so many American single mothers live in poverty compared to our peers.
By Scott Keyes on April 11, 2014
A pastor who served food to the needy for the past six years was recently blocked for not having a permit.
By Bryce Covert on April 11, 2014
If Walmart paid its employees enough that they no longer qualified for food stamps, prices would rise by less than 2 percent.
By Bryce Covert on April 9, 2014
A growing share of stay-at-home mothers live in poverty, can't find jobs, and are single.
By Scott Keyes on April 8, 2014
How a city in Oklahoma blocked a fully funded shelter and waged an all-out war against its homeless residents.
By Bryce Covert on April 7, 2014
The poor spend a much bigger share of their budgets on the basics than the rich, leaving less for eating out or entertainment.