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Poverty Reports and Related Material

Last Revised: May 8, 2020 - Initial Posting: Feb 14, 2006
Purpose

Poverty reports and related materials help attract attention to poverty issues and to help educate the public and inform decision-makers.

Description

Please LET US KNOW if you are aware of other POVERTY REPORTS OR RELATED MATERIAL that might be added.

State CAP Association Reports on Poverty

2020 REPORTS

Missouri...2020 Missouri Poverty Report

2019 REPORTS

Ohio...2019 State of Poverty in Ohio

2018 REPORTS

Massachusetts...Obstacles on the Road to Opportunity: Finding a Way Forward (May 2018) - Executive Summary

Missouri...2018 Missouri Poverty Report

Ohio...2017 State of Poverty in Ohio (issued April 2018)

Wisconsin...Wisconsin Poverty Report: Progress Against Poverty Stalls in 2016 (issued June 2018)

                                 

2017 REPORTS

New York...New York State Annual Poverty Report and NYSCAA's Poverty Data web page more items including Comparative Look at County Poverty Levels and County Profiles

Ohio...2016 State of Poverty in Ohio: A Portrait of Ohio Families (issued March 2017)

           

2015 and 2016 REPORTS

Idaho...The State of Poverty in Idaho - 2015 Report

Indiana...The Status of Working Families in Indiana

Missouri...2016 State of the State: Poverty in Missouri

New York...New York State 2015 Poverty Report and New York State 2014 Poverty Report (released April 2015)

Ohio...2015 State of Poverty in Ohio Report: Understanding Economic Hardship Across Generations

Oregon...Moving from Poverty to Prosperity: 2015 Report on Poverty

Utah...Annual Report on Poverty in Utah, 2015

Wisconsin...Wisconsin Poverty Report: Poverty Rises in 2013 Despite Growth in Jobs (issued April 2015)

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2013 and 2014 REPORTS

Connecticut...Meeting the Challenge: The Dynamics of Poverty in Connecticut (Jan-2013)

Idaho...2013 Report: The State of Poverty in Idaho

Missouri... 2014 State of the State of Poverty in Missouri

New York...New York State Poverty Report (2013)

Ohio...State of Poverty 2014: Understanding Economic Hardship 50 Years After the War on Poverty

Utah...and Annual Report on Poverty in Utah, 2014 and Annual Report on Poverty in Utah, 2013

          

2012 REPORTS

Idaho...2012 Report: The State of Poverty in Idaho

Ohio...State of Poverty 2012: Dispelling Myths & Preconceived Notions

Wisconsin...Wisconsin Poverty Report: Jobs Recover to Help Reduce Poverty in 2012

      

2011 REPORTS

Alabama...The Basic Economic Security Tables for Alabama

Kansas...2011 Kansas Poverty Report: A Roadmap to Economic Security

Maine...Poverty in Maine Update, December 2011

New York...New York State Poverty Report...Executive Summary

Ohio...The State of Poverty in Ohio: A Path to Recovery....The Self-Sufficiency Standard for Ohio 2011

Utah...Annual Report on Poverty in Utah

The Basic Economic Security Tables for Alabama - 2011        Poverty in Maine Update, December 2011    New York State Poverty Report - 2011
Ohio: The State of Poverty in Ohio: A Path to Recovery    The Self-Sufficiency Standard for Ohio 2011    2011 Annual Report on Poverty in Utah

2010 REPORTS

Maine...Poverty in Maine 2010

New York...New York State Poverty ReportExecutive SummaryMedia Coverage

Utah...Annual Report on Poverty in Utah

Poverty in Maine 2010    NYSCAA Poverty Report 2010    Annual Report on Poverty in Utah 2010

2009 REPORTS

Maine...Poverty in Maine Update, April 2009...condensed size format

Nebraska...The Family Bottom Line 2009 (see pp. 30-37 for Community Action Needs Survey Results)

New York...New York State Poverty ReportExecutive Summary

Wisconsin – Building Bridges to Family Economic Success: Addressing Poverty and Economic Opportunity in Wisconsin – This report was published by the Wisconsin Department of Children and Families (DCF).  The Wisconsin Community Action Partnership provided planning assistance to DCF in conducting a “Poverty Summit” in May 2009 as well as follow-up activities with work groups to produce the report, which DCF unveiled at WISCAP’s “Poverty Matters” conference in December 2009.

Utah...The 2009 Annual Report on Poverty in Utah

Poverty in Maine Update, April 2009    The Family Bottom Line 2009    New York State Poverty Report 2009    Building Bridges to Family Economic Success: Addressing Poverty and Economic Opportunity in Wisconsin, 2009    The 2009 annual Report on Poverty in Utah

2008 REPORTS

Indiana...Statewide Community Needs Assessment Report (2008) – Indiana Community Action Association – Web Page with links to individualized needs assessment brochures for each of the 24 CAA’s in Indiana – i.e. Needs Assessment Report for ACTION, Inc.

Maine....Poverty in Maine August 2008 Update released for Poverty in Maine 2006 – Web page with links for individual sections

Minnesota....An Anthology of Poverty Across Minnesota

New York....New York State Poverty Report

Ohio....The Real Bottom Line: The State of Poverty in Ohio 2008, New Obstacles and Opportunities for Low Income Ohioans....The Self-Sufficiency Standard for Ohio 2008

Oregon...Poverty Report on Poverty (15.7 MB) published by Oregon Housing and Community Services

Texas....Poverty in Texas

Utah....Annual Report on Poverty in Utah....Solutions to Problems of Poverty in Utah

INCAP Statewide Community Needs Assessment Report 2008            Poverty in Maine August 2008 Update      Poverty in Maine 2006      New York State Poverty Report 2008      The Real Bottom Line: The State of Poverty in Ohio 2008, New Obstacles and Opportunities for Low Income Ohioans
Self-Sufficiency Standard for Ohio 2008      2008 Oregon Report on Poverty (15.7 MB)      Poverty in Texas 2008      Annual Report on Poverty in Utah 2008      Solutions to Problems of Poverty in Utah 2008

2007 REPORTS

California/Nevada....Poverty Summit Report

Connecticut....Strategic Plan to Reduce Child Poverty (2007 – 2010)

California Poverty Summit Report 2007          Connecticut Strategic Plan to Reduce Child Poverty (2007 – 2010)

2006 REPORTS

Idaho....Hunger Summit Report

Kansas....Community Action Outcomes Report

North Dakota....Coordinated Statewide Needs Assessment

Idaho Hunger Summit Report 2006          Kansas Community Action Outcomes Report 2006          North Dakota Coordinated Statewide Needs Assessment 2006

2005 REPORTS

Indiana....Assessment for Community Solutions (coordinated statewide needs assessment process) – Summary Statewide ReportSample Local CAA Report

Pennsylvania....Poverty by the Numbers Brochure....Working Poor Brochure

Wisconsin....Poverty Matters: Facing Poverty in WisconsinPoverty Report SummaryPoverty Report Press Release

Indiana Coordinated Statewide Needs Assessment Process 2005          Indiana - Sample Local CAA Report 2005
Pennsylvania Poverty by the Numbers Brochure 2005          Pennsylvania Working Poor Brochure 2005          Poverty Matters: Facing Poverty in Wisconsin 2005

REPORTS PRIOR TO 2005

Arizona (2003)....Poverty in Arizona: Working Towards Solutions

Kansas (2004)....Living on the Edge: A Report on the State of Low-Income Working Families in Kansas

Massachusetts....Web page with reports including Workforce Development Case Studies and Other Materials: Using a Self-Sufficiency Continuum as a Framework for Workforce Development (2003)....Running in Place: A Report on Poverty in Massachusetts (1997)

Missouri (2003)....Planning for Service Integration to Support Working Poor Families

Virginia (2000)....Working Families Report: Why Are Many Working Virginians Living in Poverty? Causes and Strategies for Change

Poverty in Arizona: Working Towards Solutions 2003          Living on the Edge: A Report on the State of Low-Income Working Families in Kansas 2004          Massachusetts - Workforce Development Case Studies and Other Materials: Using a Self-Sufficiency Continuum as a Framework for Workforce Development 2003
Running in Place: A Report on Poverty in Massachusetts 1997         Planning for Service Integration to Support Working Poor Families 2003          Working Families Report: Why Are Many Working Virginians Living in Poverty? Causes and Strategies for Change 2000

Resources

Defining Poverty and Why It Matters for Children from the Children’s Defense Fund shows that investing in poverty-reducing programs lifts millions of children and families out of poverty.

Demographic Resources from Community Needs Assessment Resources (Virtual CAP Resource Information)

Poverty Data from the US Census Bureau includes News, Publications, Data and Working Papers

Self-Sufficiency Calculators

Poverty USA: The State of Poverty in America including Poverty Tour, Poverty Quiz, and an Education Center for children and adults (Catholic Campaign for Human Development)

KIDS COUNT is a national and state-by-state effort to track the status of children in the U.S. that provides policymakers and citizens with benchmarks of child well-being (Annie E. Casey Foundation)

Poverty and Inequality Research including reports, state fact sheets and What Works to Reduce Poverty (Center on Budget and Policy Priorities)

Hunger and Poverty (Food Research and Action Center)

On Getting Out – and Staying Out of Poverty: The Complex Causes of and Responses to Poverty in the Northwest  (2004) – The Challenge of Poverty’s Complexity. Faulty Formulas, Inaccurate Definitions. The U.S. Below the Poverty Threshold. Causes of Poverty. Moving from Silos to Integrated Solutions. Sources (Northwest Area Foundation: Helping Communities Reduce Poverty)

2008 Report on Illinois Poverty published by the Heartland Alliance for Human Needs & Human Rights for use with the 2008 Illinois Poverty Summit.

Oregon Poverty Report (2004) published by Oregon Housing and Community Services

Pulling Apart in Connecticut: An Analysis of Trends in Family Income (2002) – Introduction. Some Economic Context. Connecticut Family Income Trends. How Does Connecticut Compare? The Significance of Connecticut’s Growing Income Divides. The Role of Government in Addressing Connecticut’s Income Divides. Appendices (Connecticut Voices for Children)

Poverty USA: The State of Poverty in America - Catholic Campaign for Human Development     Poverty and Income Research - Center on Budget and Policy PrioritiesHunger in the U.S. - Food Research and Action Center       On Getting Out – and Staying Out of Poverty: The Complex Causes of and Responses to Poverty in the Northwest 20042008 Report on Illinois PovertyOregon Poverty Report 2004     Pulling Apart in Connecticut: An Analysis of Trends in Family Income 2002
Outcomes

Poverty reports and related materials help attract attention to poverty issues and to help educate the public and inform decision-makers.

Contact

Kenneth Ackerman, Virtual CAP Project Manager
434.295.88027