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

October 14 – 18, 2019

New Orleans slashed its homelessness numbers by 90% over a decade but has hit a plateau.


Boise is a midsize city with a manageable homeless population. But it is setting standards for how much bigger cities deal with homeless encampments.


A growing body of research suggests sustained positive relationships in childhood can help kids overcome effects from severely negative experiences.


Because of big price increases and more modest income gains, black households can afford 25% of homes for sale, off from 39% in 2012, Redfin says.


Shifts added or subtracted at short notice play havoc with budgets and lives, and disproportionately hurt black and Hispanic women.


A series exploring how our governments use AI to target the vulnerable


Welcome to Coffeyville, Kansas, where the judge has no law degree, debt collectors get a cut of the bail, and Americans are watching their lives — and liberty — disappear in the pursuit of medical debt collection.


A look into the system reveals cases in which aid applications weren’t provided and patients were pressured to pay. Locally, St. Joseph’s in Tacoma has come under scrutiny for its tactics.


After decades of enduring poor care from the government-run Indian Health Service, tribal groups are taking over management of hospitals.


Methamphetamine cases in Wisconsin have ballooned by 450 percent. Service providers and health officials say more money is needed to combat it.


The Trump administration has acknowledged that its proposed changes to the food stamp program could leave nearly 500,000 children without access to free school lunches.