Wealth & Poverty at a glance

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

Ex-convicts struggle to find work in Baltimore

Jun 25, 2015
In Baltimore, and elsewhere, having a criminal record can be a barrier to work.
Posted In: Baltimore, employment, criminal justice

Baltimore lab program produces a positive reaction

Jun 23, 2015
BioTechnical Institute says it trains grads for entry-level jobs with a future.
Posted In: Baltimore, job training

Many Marin workers can't afford to live in Marin

Jun 18, 2015
What happens when most of your county's workers can’t afford to live in the county?
Posted In: affordable housing, Housing, real estate, San Francisco, rent

The debate against affordable housing in Marin

Jun 11, 2015
Not all Marin County residents have embraced George Lucas' plan to build an affordable housing project.
Posted In: affordable housing, apartments, senior citizens
 
 
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