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Forum Looks at Impact of Public Programs on Poverty in Greater Worcester

Public Programs Cut Child Poverty by More than Half, According to New Report on Poverty in Massachusetts

 Report Commissioned by MASSCAP and Written by MassBudget Looks at “Obstacles on the Road to Opportunity: Finding a Way Forward Together”

Forum Looks at Impact of Public Programs on Poverty in Greater Worcester

Congressman McGovern Stresses the Fundamental Importance of Making Our Voices Heard

Effective programs that help families to make ends meet, like the Earned Income Tax Credit, SNAP, fuel assistance, school lunches, Head Start, and Social Security cut the number of people in Massachusetts living in poverty by almost half and reduce the number of children living in poverty by more than half, according to a new report on poverty called “Obstacles on the Road to Opportunity: Finding a Way Forward Together.” The report was commissioned by the Massachusetts Association for Community Action (MASSCAP) and written by Nancy Wagman, Kids Count Director of the Massachusetts Budget and Policy Center (MassBudget).

Quincy is changing, but poverty hangs on

As Reported by Jill Terreri Ramos, Boston Globe Correspondent:

Poverty is not very visible among Quincy’s newly built apartments and condominiums and increasingly expensive single-family homes.

Despite booming economy, poverty persists on South Shore

As reported by Neal Simpson, Patriot Ledger:

Times are good on the South Shore: The economy is booming, growing companies are scrambling to find enough workers and the unemployment rate is hovering somewhere under 3 percent.

Forum Looks at Impact of Public Programs on Poverty in Quincy and South Shore

Public Programs Cut Child Poverty by More than Half, According to New Report on Poverty in Massachusetts

Report Commissioned by MASSCAP and Written by MassBudget Looks at “Obstacles on the Road to Opportunity: Finding a Way Forward Together”

Effective programs that help families to make ends meet, like the Earned Income Tax Credit, SNAP, fuel assistance, school lunches, Head Start, and Social Security cut the number of people in Massachusetts living in poverty by almost half and reduce the number of children living in poverty by more than half, according to a new report on poverty called “Obstacles on the Road to Opportunity: Finding a Way Forward Together.” The report was commissioned by the Massachusetts Association for Community Action (MASSCAP) and written by Nancy Wagman, Kids Count Director of the Massachusetts Budget and Policy Center (MassBudget).