HHS Poverty Guidelines
Hunger Task Force: SPENT - Low Income Spending Simulation Game
Hunger Task Force
serves more than 48,000 meals per month at our soup kitchens, helps more than 29,000 people receive emergency food at our pantries each month, and distributes nearly 9,000 Stockboxes a month to senior citizens in Milwaukee County. How do so many people need help? Put yourself in their shoes and find out! Play the online game SPENT
to see what it is like to make hard, life-changing choices just to survive and feed your family. See if you can make it through the month!
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Income and Poverty in the United States: 2016
Institute for Children, Poverty, and Homelessness
The Institute for Children, Poverty, and Homelessness (ICPH) is an independent nonprofit research organization based in New York City. Drawing on the talent of an experienced, professional research staff, the Institute produces action-oriented research designed to illuminate the complex issue of family homelessness and inform and enhance public policy related to homeless families.
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National Center for Children in Poverty
The National Center for Children in Poverty (NCCP) identifies and promotes strategies that prevent child poverty in the United States and that improve the lives of low-income children and their families. It conducts and synthesizes relevant research to meet the needs of key audiences that work on issues affecting low-income families. NCCP also provides an extensive list of publications as well as demographic, state, and local information on child poverty in the U.S.
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National Center for Children in Poverty: 50-State Demographics Wizard
National Law Center on Homelessness & Poverty
The mission of the National Law Center on Homelessness & Poverty (NLCHP) is to prevent and end homelessness by serving as the legal arm of the nationwide movement to end homelessness. To achieve its mission, NLCHP pursues three main strategies: impact litigation, policy advocacy, and public education. Visit NLCHP's website for valuable resources in the areas of housing, income, children and youth, civil rights, and domestic violence.
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Poverty USA | Pobreza USA
What's life like at the poverty line? It's one impossible choice after another - between food and medicine, getting to work or paying the heating bill. But there are ways out. Tour Poverty USA below and find out what life is like at the poverty line - and how you can help.
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Two Generations in Poverty: Status and Trends among Parents and Children in the United States, 2000-2010
This November 2011 brief from Child Trends
examines recent poverty data and trends over the past decade through a two-generation lens. The brief draws on data from the U.S. Census Bureau, and presents a sharpened two-generation lens on the poverty and low-income status of children and families in 2010, and on trends in poverty and low-income status among children and families during the first decade of the 21st
century. In addition, it presents data on differences in poverty and low-income status across race and ethnic origin, age, family structure, gender, education, full-time employment status, and geography.
Download Two Generations in Poverty: Status and Trends among Parents and Children in the United States, 2000-2010
U.S. Census Bureau: Poverty
This portion of the U.S. Census Bureau website provides information about poverty in the United States, including poverty thresholds, methods for measuring poverty, and historical tables.
Visit the U.S. Census Bureau Poverty webpage