The 211 telephone service system provides a way for individuals facing problems to discover programs that may be able to help them. Many people experiencing homelessness dial 211 for information on available support programs, shelters, and related services. However, this system is extremely overloaded and unable to meet the growing demand.
For low-income students, school can be the only place where they eat a healthy lunch and consistent meals. To end extreme poverty, we must promote good nutrition and end hunger.
Older Americans represent 25% of the total workforce in the U.S. There is a need for workforce planning strategies to ensure continued delivery of critical services, and to keep millions of elderly Americans out of poverty.
Despite being one of the most developed countries in the world, the United States has one of the highest rates of childhood poverty globally. Children born or raised in poverty face a number of disadvantages, most evidently in education. The effects of poverty on education present unique challenges in breaking the cycle of generational poverty and reduce their chances of leading rewarding lives.
In order to meet SDG 1 - No Poverty - by 2030 we must eradicate extreme poverty for all people everywhere and reduce at least by half the proportion of adults and children of all ages living below the national poverty line.
574 Native Nations served by the Intertribal Agriculture Council (IAC) possess an abundance of cultural and intellectual assets supported by immense land bases replete with natural resources, yet many Tribes experience high rates of unemployment and poverty. Mniwozan Mission Investing Guarantee Pool - MMIGP, will generate locally-controlled private capital to build resilient local food economies.
Even as the economy continues to grow and the housing market rebounds from the Great Recession, Americans face widening inequality, and, for many, an inability to comfortably pay for housing as wage growth stagnates and housing costs continue to climb.
At more than $10,000 a year per person, and nearly 18 percent of all goods and services, health care in America has the highest health care rates in the world, consuming roughly twice as much as other well-off countries.
A lack of reliable and efficient transportation is often a huge barrier. In a large, continuing study of upward mobility based at Harvard, commuting time has emerged as the single strongest factor in the odds of escaping poverty. The longer an average commute in a given county, the worse the chances of low-income families there moving up the ladder.
In 2017, an estimated 39.7 million Americans lived in poverty according to the official measure. In other words, 12.3 percent of the US population cannot find work sufficient to make a livable wage.