Census: Nearly 7 Million Californians Living In Poverty

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SACRAMENTO – Census figures show nearly seven million Californians are living in poverty. The Census Bureau’s annual American Community Survey also shows 26 percent of Fresno residents are below the poverty line to rank the second-highest in the nation. A family of two adults and two children counts as poor if its household income is […]

Black Families Greatly Overrepresented Among U.S. Homeless

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NEW YORK – In 2010, one out of every 141 black family members stayed in a homeless shelter, a rate seven times higher than members of white families, according to “Intergenerational Disparities Experienced by Homeless Black Families,” a report released by the Institute for Children, Poverty, and Homelessness. “The unfortunate fact is that black families […]