The number of people in the U.S. who are extremely poor is increasing.

Getting by in America on $2 a day

Oct 1, 2015
What the country's extreme poor want: Dignity. Respect. Jobs.
Posted In: $2 bill, budget, low-income
Rockefeller Hall at Vassar College, which houses the college's political science, philosophy and mathematics departments.

Vassar president on the high cost of income inequality

Sep 8, 2015
Catharine Bond Hill says top colleges should enroll more low-income students.
Posted In: college, low-income, first-generation college students
Vassar College's Transitions program is aimed at serving low-income, first-generation and veteran students.

Helping low-income college students feel at home

Sep 1, 2015
After criticism, Vassar College tries to become a more inclusive campus.
Posted In: Vassar College, low-income, first-generation college students, veterans
ConnectHome wants to grant low-income families access to high-speed broadband.

ConnectHome: Affordable subscriptions to the internet

Jul 15, 2015
Molly Wood talks to HUD Secretary Julián Castro.
Posted In: Julian Castro, Internet, broadband, low-income

To measure poverty, states look beyond free lunch

Jun 23, 2015
As more schools opt to feed all students, officials find other ways to rate need.
Posted In: low-income, students, school lunch

Proposed House bill slashes education funding

Jun 23, 2015
But there's little to no chance Obama will sign it into law.
Posted In: Education, funding, low-income, students
Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Tom Wheeler speaks during his keynote conference during the second day of the Mobile World Congress 2015 in Barcelona, Spain.

FCC eyes subsidies for low-income Americans' broadband

May 28, 2015
"Broadband is the indispensable infrastructure of the 21st century."
Posted In: broadband, internet access, low-income, fcc
An Indian man washes his face at a roadside tap during rising temperatures in New Delhi. Hospitals in India battled Thursday to treat victims of a blistering heatwave that has claimed nearly 1,500 lives in just over a week—the highest number recorded in t

Heat wave death toll passes 1,000 in India

May 28, 2015
Streets are melting under intense 120 degree temperatures.
Posted In: India, heat waves, low-income, bbc world service

Recycled bikes provide affordable transportation

Apr 16, 2015
Groups around the country are refurbishing used bikes to help low-income people.
Posted In: Transportation, bicycling, low-income, recycling
Some tax preparers have been using predatory business practices against low-income customers.

Predatory tax preparers target low-income households

Apr 3, 2015
Some tax preparers charge high fees and make dubious loans to vulnerable clients.
Posted In: tax refunds, tax preparation, low-income, predatory lending