by Bryce Covert Posted on August 19, 2014
How the "benefits cliff" can bring hardship when someone gets a better job.
by Alan Pyke Posted on August 18, 2014 Updated: August 18, 2014
Statistics from a massive new report add some upsetting details to the story of American hunger.
by Bryce Covert Posted on August 13, 2014
California mothers would get money for diapers, a cost not covered by most assistance programs.
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by Scott Keyes Posted on August 11, 2014
How one new coffee shop in Colorado is doing well by doing good.
by Bryce Covert Posted on August 8, 2014
Extreme poverty has increased nearly 160 percent since the mid-90s.
by Scott Keyes Posted on August 4, 2014 Updated: August 5, 2014
For a week, Neel Kashkari gave up his comfortable home and personal wealth to experience firsthand how the other half lives.
by Sam P.K. Collins Posted on July 28, 2014
"Where you live in the United States shouldn't determine how long and how healthy you live -- but it does, far more than it should."
by Scott Keyes Posted on July 28, 2014
Cities across the country are passing new ordinances to crack down on homeless people sleeping in the only shelter many of them have: their vehicle.
by Bryce Covert Posted on July 24, 2014 Updated: July 24, 2014
Rather than giving poor people the ability to decide what's best for their lives, Paul Ryan's poverty proposal calls for strict contracts they have to follow.
by Igor Volsky Posted on July 24, 2014 Updated: July 24, 2014
Paul Ryan's new plan sounds logical -- but will it actually work?