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Out of Reach 2017 – National Low Income Housing Coalition

NLIHC’s annual report, Out of Reach, documents the gap between wages and the price of housing across the United States. The report’s Housing Wage is an estimate of the hourly wage that a full-time worker must earn to afford a modest and safe rental home with spending more than 30% of his or her income on rent and utility costs. An interactive map provides access to state and local data.

2015 CSBG State Fact Sheets – NASCSP

The National Association for Community Services Programs has released 2015 CSBG State Fact Sheets, which provide state-by-state highlights of the CSBG Network.

2015 CSBG Highlights – NASCSP

The National Association for State Community Services Programs has released 2015 CSBG Highlights. CSBG Network National Performance Outcomes are among the items featured reflecting how the CSBG Network addressed 33.3 million conditions of poverty in FY14.

4 out of 5 People Experience Economic Hardship by Age 60!

The Importance of Social Safety Net Programs by Rick Cohen describes findings from the Panel Study of Income Dynamics revealing that nearly 80 percent of Americans will experience economic hardship. The article includes many public opinion surveys showing Americans are hostile to government spending on poverty. Urging nonprofit leadership to demonstrate to the majority of Americans that anti-poverty programs aren’t simply for “other people” but are likely to be needed and potentially used by four-fifths of Americans at some time in their lives.