Poverty in Kansas and the United States

                  

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We live in the richest country in the world, and yet 1 in 7 of every Americans lives in poverty. That’s forty-six million Americans, more than one in five children and nearly one in three single-parent families who are poor. Despite the tremendous need in 2013, Congress did virtually nothing to improve their lives. 

As communities prepare for the annual "Point in Time" Count of the homeless in January, 2013, we hear stories about the escalating number of persons experiencing homelessness in our country and around the world.  What is the best way to help?

Read this opinion piece by Frida Ghitis, world affairs columnist for The Miami Herald and World Politics Review.

Read more here: http://voices.kansascity.com/entries/tackling-poverty-kansas-take-more-shotgun-push-alter

Read more about Poverty in Kansas and the United States at the Poverty News Archive.

 

Read Reports from the Institute on Children, Povety and Homelessness.