A whopping 186,000 Philadelphians — 12 percent of the city’s residents — live below 50 percent of the federal poverty line. Here's a policy agenda to solve it.
Sharon Dietrich, Louise Hayes
October 9, 2015
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Tags: Income Inequality, Poverty
Organizations mentioned/involved: Community Legal Services (CLS) of Philadelphia
Widespread poverty is a problem for the city as a whole, not just the individuals in need. All of the top issues facing Philadelphia — education, public safety, economic development — are affected by poverty. Reducing poverty is not just a moral issue (although it is that). The city’s future also depends on it.