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Blurred Lines Between Advocates and Adversaries
React, Reform, Repeat: A Round of Change Faces Family Court
Flatbush Designs a Fight Against Poverty
Report: Young NYers Face Higher Barriers To Public Assistance
The Poor Have Numbers. Do They Count?
From Blue-Collar to the Welfare Line
One Woman's Plan to Beat Poverty
Sharon's Homework: Self-Sufficiency
What Would Help Poor New Yorkers? Take Your Pick
Obama Anti-Poverty Programs Begin to Take Shape
Senate, Assembly Resist Cuomo Cuts To Services
Cuomo's Cuts Could Hit The Poor
Report: NYC's Bail System Punishes The Poor
Bodega Barometer: In East Harlem, The Recession Isn’t Over
Taino: 'Dream' Housing
For Poor Set To Open
State's Working Poor Face
Low Pay And High Costs
City's Poor Look Different
Through New Assessment
CITY LIMITS INVESTIGATES:
Today's Anti-Poverty Fight
Water Fees Soak the Poor
To Generate City Revenue
The United States defines the poverty line as $18,000 per year for a family of three. By this measure, over 1.5 million New Yorkers, approximately 18 percent, live in poverty. City Limits provides on-going coverage of the root causes, policy reports, initiatives, and economic conditions that affect our nation's most vulnerable population.
Much-anticipated alternative statistics on poverty are out. The good news: The rate is rising more slowly than earlier numbers suggested. The bad news: It's been higher than we thought for a long time.
A study of the effect of housing vouchers on public safety finds no evidence that the arrival of subsidy recipients leads to increases in crime. Rather, voucher holders tend to move to areas where crime is already high.
After the Census Bureau reported a sharp rise in New York City's poverty rate, the Bloomberg administration put a positive spin on New York's performance relative to the rest of the country.
Poverty is on the rise. What does that mean at the supermarket?
The hangover from the recession that ended in 2009 was the worst in recent memory, with median household income falling and the poverty rate rising more in 2010 than in any post-recession year since 1970.
As new research shows alarming decreases in minority household wealth, City Limits' Arturo Conde discusses his reporting on how opera singers, poets and other creative workers have weathered the Great Recession.
The rate of poverty is on the rise, but so is a willingness to at least talk about new ideas for addressing. Representatives of the Bloomberg and Obama administrations will give their takes at an upcoming public panel.
Friday, October 24, 2014
7:00p - 9:00p
Wednesday, October 29, 2014
:p - 9:30a
Monday, November 03, 2014
Everyone knows the federal poverty measure is inaccurate. But change would create winners and losers among the states, so Congress is unlikely to demand a better one.
"It’s not enough to help people meet their basic needs. There must be a full-scale effort to develop policies and programs that materially improve wages and earnings, educational experiences and living conditions."
'It hurts the young. It helps too little. It boosts unemployment.' There are plenty of myths about the minimum wage. The reality is, more and more workers are working at a pay rate that puts them in poverty.
The richest 1% in the United States continues to increase its share of wealth in the nation. In New York, the richest hold 44% of the city's wealth.
The fatal fire investigation report on the death of Lieutenant John M. Clancy of Battalion 50 at 149-06 97th Avenue, Queens.
An Investigation of Private Consultants in the Bloomberg Administration
An exhibition of photographs by Jacob Riis and contemporaries, including some images not seen in public for nearly 100 years.