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Poverty-related issues in the news, from the Institute for Research on Poverty

Day: February 14, 2020

February 14, 2020

A federal appeals court ruled on Friday that the Trump administration unlawfully allowed Arkansas to impose a work requirement on recipients of coverage under the state’s medicaid expansion program, affirming a lower court’s 2019 ruling.


President Trump’s budget for fiscal year 2021, which starts in October, would cut nearly $1 trillion from Medicaid.


After jobless claims spiked in the Great Recession, the state changed its system to pay less for a shorter duration to fewer recipients.


Diversion and community corrections keep nonviolent offenders out of prison, but often impose high costs on participants that can push them into poverty


If lower-income students had a boost like those for children of alumni, selective colleges would be far less economically stratified, a study suggests.


Students at historically black colleges and universities in Texas receive a disproportionately lower amount of money from the state compared with


Low income Detroiters facing foreclosure are closer to getting significant relief from back property taxes.


Millions of Americans face eviction while rent prices around the country continue to rise, turning everything ‘upside down’ for many


Advocates say problem dates back generations, and is rooted in poverty and racism.


As rents skyrocket, more homeless people are trying to find work, even if it means becoming part of the process that forces people out of their homes.