Wealth & Poverty - Most Recent


York & Fig: A Look Back

Aug 13, 2015
Marketplace’s Wealth and Poverty team revisits Highland Park, one year later.
Posted In: los angeles, gentrification, highland park

Straight out of a changed Compton, 27 years later

Aug 12, 2015
The city would like to distance itself from the violent portrayal in a new biopic.
Posted In: movie, Compton, biopic
People gather in the community that was formerly the St. Bernard housing projects, which flooded during Hurricane Katrina, on May 10, 2015 in New Orleans, Louisiana. The projects have been transformed into what is now known as Columbia Parc at the Bayou D

A public housing project reborn in New Orleans

Aug 10, 2015
Ambitious mixed-income development with an emphasis on education has its critics.
Posted In: New Orleans, Columbia Parc, Housing, housing project

How independent businesses kept New Orleans afloat

Aug 10, 2015
After Katrina, small retailers shook off the devastation and got back to work.
Posted In: Hurricane Katrina, New Orleans, independent businesses

Banking on a New Orleans recovery

Aug 4, 2015
When New Orleans flooded, Liberty Bank — itself devastated — helped to rebuild.
Posted In: bank. New Orleans, flood, rebuilding

Irvine gets rid of its living wage

Jul 16, 2015
As cities across the country raise the minimum wage, Irvine repeals 2007 ordinance.
Posted In: living wage, minimum wage, lower wages
Norman Williams is CEO of Illinois Service Federal Savings and Loan on Chicago's South Side.

Black-owned banks are dying. Here's why it matters.

Jul 2, 2015
Spoiler alert: Racism still exists. And research shows it affects lending.
Posted In: race, bank, Chicago, racism

'Poor doors' exit New York

Jul 2, 2015
The city has banned the separate entrances to mixed-income buildings.
Posted In: New York City, Bill de Blasio, building
A child runs past a mural in West Baltimore.

Under the radar: Baltimore's 'informal' economy

Jun 29, 2015
Being a small business owner here comes with a host of challenges.
Posted In: police, employees, Baltimore

Skid Row storage helps put order in lives of homeless

Jun 26, 2015
A safe, clean place for belongings is critical to getting and keeping work.
Posted In: homeless, los angeles, cities