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2015 Report on Poverty in Oregon

Community Action Partnership of Oregon
Oregon Housing and Community Services

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

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2015 Report on Poverty in Oregon


This report is intended to provide policymakers, advocates, and the public with the information they need to understand poverty in their communities and work together to find ways to both support existing efforts to end poverty and develop new and innovative strategies for ensuring that no one suffers through hunger, homelessness or the stress of living in poverty.

Topics Covered

Executive Summary
How to Use This Report (see below)
Community Services Block Grant
Community Action Initiatives
State and County Profiles

How to Use this Report

This report provides readers with the most current information available from the U.S. Census Bureau’s American Community Survey (2009-2013) on poverty rates, the characteristics of people living in poverty, and household incomes.  Recent data regarding  services provided  by OHCS and Oregon’s Department of Human Services are also included.   Finally, the report contains 2015 data on the number of homeless people and households in the state. All information is provided at the national, state, and county levels.  In addition to all of these data points, the contact information and website for the Community Action Agency in each county
is included.

You can use the information in this report to:

  1. Communicate: Cite and use the poverty statistics of each Oregon County for grant applications, talking points, reports, presentations and fundraisers.
  2. Plan: Determine the areas of highest need by county or statewide as a starting point for developing plans and policies to reduce poverty.
  3. Analyze: Use the year-to-year comparisons to analyze the progress of area programs, then modify, and expand the use of programs with the best results.

Reports from Other States

See Poverty Reports and Related Material on Virtual CAP to access State CAP Association Reports on Poverty, Poverty Data Featured by State CAP Associations, and Other Select Resources.

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