FACTS

LOCAL POVERTY

The number of poor people in the Washington area is likely much higher than official poverty statistics show, largely because of the high cost of housing.​

Food Insecurity

Hunger has a significant effect on the emotional, academic and health of children living in food insecure homes.​

 
 

Approximately 7 million Americans are stuck with only part-time jobs, which means they are unable to get full-time benefits and the stability that comes with it. In Maryland, involuntary part-time work has doubled since the recession began.

 

EMPLOYMENT

 

HOMELESSNESS

Three jurisdictions, the District of Columbia, Loudoun County, and Frederick County, experienced increases in their homeless populations since 2011.

 

 

Poverty and third world debt has been shown to result in resource stripping just to survive or pay off debts.

 

ENVIRONMENT

 

HOUSING

Families who pay more than 30 percent of their income for housing are considered cost burdened and may have difficulty affording necessities such as food, clothing, transportation and medical care.​

Sweeping federal budget cuts, known as the sequester, that took place in March 2013 are still in effect today. Perpetuating the achievement gap in secondary education. Reducing federal student aid for college students with the greatest financial need.​

EDUCATION

 
 

GOVERNMENT PROGRAMS

Numerous state and federal government organizations, charities, and other companies offer a wide variety of low income assistance programs.

 

 

Globally, 1.2 billion people live on less than $1.25 a day. That’s 22% of the world’s population.

Global Poverty

 
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