Tagged with poverty awareness month

5 Ways Poverty Affects You

5 Ways Poverty Affects You

Poverty affects all of us, every day, many times in ways that we may not recognize. Here’s just a handful: 1. Your Wallet The American Psychological Association estimates that child poverty costs the U.S. economy $500 billion a year. That touches the lives of anyone in the country.        2. Your Work Life The … Continue reading

7 Things You Didn’t Know About Homelessness

7 Things You Didn’t Know About Homelessness

In honor of Poverty Awareness Month, we thought you should know these seven facts about homelessness. 7. You could fill five football stadiums with the homeless population of the U.S. At least 564,708 people were homeless on a given night in January of 2015 in the U.S., according to the Department of Housing and Urban Development’s … Continue reading

Five Ways the Affordable Housing Crisis Affects Seniors

Five Ways the Affordable Housing Crisis Affects Seniors

Every day, roughly 10,000 Baby Boomers turn 65, and by 2040, older adults are expected to make up more than 20 percent of the population. This demographic change has been dubbed “The Silver Tsunami.” As the affordable housing crisis continues nationwide, and in many places worsens, and as federal resources for senior housing continue to disappear, … Continue reading

5 Facts About Hunger You Should Know

5 Facts About Hunger You Should Know

For a lot of us, the biggest stress around mealtime is deciding what to eat, never doubting that we will eat again. But for more than 42 million Americans, the next meal isn’t a sure thing. Because we live in one of the richest countries in the world, many Americans mistakenly believe that hunger isn’t a … Continue reading