Monday, July 11, 2016

In poverty in New York City

Since the year 2000, New York City food costs have increased by 59 percent, while the average income of working adults has only increased by 17 percent.

42 percent of households in the city lack the income needed to cover necessities like food, shelter, clothing, transportation, and healthcare but still earn too much to qualify for government assistance.

Brooklyn is a community where 40 percent of households are making less than $10,000 a year.

The South Bronx, ranked the poorest of 435 congressional districts in the U.S.A. in 2010, is home to 52,000 low-income New Yorkers, with nearly half (42%) below the poverty line

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