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Flooding hits a handful of crucial businesses in one small North Carolina town

Oct 21, 2016
In rural communities, a grocery or restaurant can be a lifeline, especially for low income people who have limited transportation options.
A small commercial district on the edge of downtown Grifton at the peak of the floods in the wake of Hurricane Matthew. Residents depend on shops there, especially those who don't have an easy way to get to other stores in nearby towns. 
Jay Price/WUNC

Billions in aid for low-income seniors go unclaimed

May 5, 2016
A campaign is trying to connect low-income seniors with government aid.
Many seniors don’t realize how many benefits they're eligible for.

Philadelphia wants low-income residents to take tax credit

Mar 30, 2016
The city estimates 20 percent of those eligible didn’t claim the EITC last year
Street team for EITC outreach hands out flyers in Southwest Philadelphia. 
Kimberly Paynter/WHYY

Property value in low-income housing debate

Dec 21, 2015
The fight is often over property values.
The fight over building low-income housing often is a debate over property values. Yonkers, New York, is one such battleground.
June Marie/Flickr

Mobility as an economic measure

Dec 10, 2015
The latest research from Pew shows the middle class is no longer the majority.
According to the Pew Charitable Trust, it's not so easy to climb income brackets in the United States.

Strip mall to offer low-income investment opportunity

Oct 14, 2015
A nonprofit in Portland, Oregon, hopes property will help small investors.

Getting by in America on $2 a day

Oct 1, 2015
What the country's extreme poor want: Dignity. Respect. Jobs.
The number of people in the U.S. who are extremely poor is increasing.
Christopher Hollis/Wikimedia Commons

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Vassar president on the high cost of income inequality

Sep 8, 2015
Catharine Bond Hill says top colleges should enroll more low-income students.

Helping low-income college students feel at home

Sep 1, 2015
After criticism, Vassar College tries to become a more inclusive campus.

ConnectHome: Affordable subscriptions to the internet

Jul 15, 2015
Molly Wood talks to HUD Secretary Julián Castro.