When low-income Americans are concentrated in substandard homes in struggling or violent neighborhoods, it has tangible consequences for well-being. Research confirms that moving families into less segregated neighborhoods improves overall health, and some communities are giving families vouchers to relocate.
By Sarah Varney
Documentary filmmakers Margaret Byrne and Ian Kibbe spent six years following the lives of three young African-American men in rural North Carolina. The resulting documentary, “Raising Bertie” offers an intimate look at how they navigate school and generational poverty. Jeffrey…
By PBS NewsHour
Tiny houses have become trendy in recent years, as people trade in traditional consumer lifestyles for a simpler option -- a living space that’s no more than 400 square feet. But in Detroit, these diminutive dwellings have a lofty goal:…
By PBS NewsHour
As your wealth declines, so, too, does your health. We all need to be a little more creative about how to tackle both, writes Andrea Levere, president of Prosperity Now.
By Andrea Levere
In the summer of 1967, the simmering unrest in cities across America exploded. In Detroit, tensions between the police and the African-American community reached their limit, unleashing five days of full-out violence -- riots or a rebellion, depending on whom…
By Morgan Lee, Associated Press
New Mexico this year became the first to outlaw school meal shaming. Several other states are weighing similar laws.
By Vanessa Williamson
Those making less than $19,000 a year pay almost 11 percent of their income in state and local taxes. Here's why that matters.
A new Pew report finds many American families -- even those with some savings -- aren’t financially resilient. So what can you do to improve?…
By Jonathan Morduch and Rachel Schneider
Why are so many Americans still feeling so financially insecure? Economists Jonathan Morduch and Rachel Schneider followed 235 low- and moderate-income households for a full year to understand why.
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