Commentary: A wake up call on poverty

Hardship is far more widespread than official numbers reflect. But we’ve also seen firsthand how to address it.

By Shailly Gupta Barnes, Guest Columnist
Posted 10/19/23

This fall, the Census Bureau released new poverty data showing a stunning reversal in economic security over the course of last year. The findings included a record jump in the Supplemental Poverty …

Sign up to keep reading — IT'S FREE!

In an effort to improve our website and enhance our local coverage, has switched to a membership model. Fill out the form below to create a free account. Once you're logged in, you can continue using the site as normal. You should remain logged in on your computer or device as long as you don’t clear your browser history/cookies.