Poverty Down, Incomes Higher in New Census Data

The annual data from the U.S. Census Bureau finds lower poverty rates, higher median incomes for Americans of all races, and a lower uninsured rate in 2016.

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Transportation Access: Building a Path to Opportunity

Shoshanna Spector of the Indianapolis Congregation Action Network argues that equitable access to public transit is a critical factor in moving people out of poverty.

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What Will Replace the Southeast’s Largest Homeless Shelter?

Atlanta’s long-standing Peachtree-Pine shelter closes its doors at the end of August. What comes next for the city and its homeless population?

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Spotlight on Poverty & Opportunity

Spotlight on Poverty and Opportunity is a non-partisan initiative that brings together diverse perspectives from the political, policy, advocacy and foundation communities to find genuine solutions to the economic hardship confronting millions of Americans.

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Spotlight Exclusives includes commentaries from policymakers, advocates, academics, and other contributors from all points on the political spectrum, as well as Out of the Spotlight blog posts from our team. New headlines on poverty and economic mobility are posted daily.

Spotlight on the States

State and local governments, community-based organizations and other non-profits play a significant role in implementing policies and programs to reduce poverty and promote opportunity.

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* Hover over a state to get a snapshot of poverty statistics in the state, then click or use the drop-down menu to access information and resources, news articles, and links to learn more about state efforts to reduce poverty.

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