Skip to main content
University of Wisconsin–Madison
Poverty-related issues in the news, from the Institute for Research on Poverty

August 12 – 16, 2019

The Trump administration’s new means-testing rule is an attempt to change the profile of the American immigrant. No more is the U.S. a place that welcomes the poor.


Trump administration rules that could deny green cards to immigrants if they use Medicaid, food stamps, housing vouchers or other forms of public assistance are going into effect.


Fearful of being labeled as “public charges” and jeopardizing their chances of becoming permanent residents, many low-income immigrants in Minnesota are not enrolling in public-assistance programs.


While it’s too soon to measure consequences, advocates for people in poverty are predicting spikes in hunger, as well as burgeoning physical and mental health issues in Pennsylvania.


Public Interest Law Center attorneys allege that refusing Section 8 vouchers is an illegal violation of Philadelphia’s Fair Practices Ordinance, which prohibits discrimination.


Hennepin County’s biggest landlord is rethinking its approach to evictions amid a larger conversation over the fairness of the process and the damage an eviction filing has for renters.


Nearly 8,000 people will receive housing support under the new Medicaid benefit.


First in a series: Big Mama and her neighbors live in a homeless encampment in Los Angeles. Through a special housing initiative they’ll soon have the opportunity to move into apartments.


WASHINGTON – Child care costs in most states exceed federal subsidy payments provided to low-income parents, according to a newly released report from the Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General, leaving working families with few affordable options.


Child trust funds have never been fully tested in the way Booker envisions, after an experiment in the United Kingdom was cut short a decade ago.


An inspector general report from the Department of Health and Human Services found that 100,000 kids who were newly prescribed ADHD medication didn’t see a care provider for months afterward.


Youth sports participation is rising among richer families, as children lower down the ladder exit the field