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

Tag: Rhode Island

Housing Discrimination – Rhode Island

R.I. bill seeks to end Section 8 stigma, By Christine Dunn, March 19, 2018, Providence Journal: “The federal Housing Choice Voucher program was created during the Reagan administration to give low-income tenants a way to find housing of their own choosing in the private market, instead of being limited to Section 8-financed projects. But in Rhode Island, that intended choice and mobility are often pre-empted by landlords who say: ‘No Section 8…’”

Kids Count Report – Rhode Island

Report: 26% of Rhode Island children under 5 live in poverty, Alisha A. Pina, June 4, 2015, Providence Journal: “Twenty-six percent of Rhode Island children under age five, or 14,372 young people, lived in poverty in 2013. The following year, 1,311 children throughout the state, also under age five, experienced child abuse or neglect. This reality and other adverse experiences during the most critical time of mental and physical development could have lasting, negative effects on the children, says the newest report by Rhode Island Kids Count, a nonprofit childhood research and advocacy organization…”