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Rochester poverty rate decreases, still among top three nationwide (access required)

Poverty in the city of Rochester has fallen in the most recent five-year period, according to new data released by the U.S. Census Bureau. From 2015 to 2019, the overall poverty rate fell to 31.3 percent from 32.6 percent in ...

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Legislation introduced to reduce childhood poverty (access required)

Legislation has been introduced by Assemblyman Harry Bronson, D-Rochester, and Rep. Jessica Ramos, D-Queens, to reduce child poverty statewide by 50 percent over the next decade. The “Childhood Poverty Reduction Act,” if passed, would be the most significant commitment of ...

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Report: Rochester’s child poverty rate, disparities still high

African American children are nearly four times more likely to experience child poverty than white chidlren, while Latino children are more than three times more likely, an updated report from ACT Rochester and the Rochester Area Community Foundation shows. “Hard ...

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RMAPI releases 2020 policy priorities (access required)

The Rochester-Monroe Anti-Poverty Initiative on Thursday announced its policy priorities for 2020, with actions aimed specifically at the root causes of poverty. “Implementing policies that address inequality and promote self-sufficiency is a key part of creating the systemic changes that ...

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HUD awards $10 million to area organizations to fight homelessness (access required)

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development has awarded nearly $10 million to dozens of Finger Lakes organizations to help fight homelessness. The $9.96 million was allocated through HUD’s Continuum of Care Program, which provides funding to nonprofits, as ...

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PepsiCo and Feed the Children partner to feed 800 local families (access required)

A partnership between PepsiCo and Feed the Children will help supplement meals for 800 Rochester families in need. Now in its fourth year, the PepsiCo and Feed the Children partnership is part of a larger initiative between the two organizations ...

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Programs to reduce poverty get $1M in state funding (access required)

Three Rochester-area poverty-reduction programs will receive nearly $1 million in state funding through the Empire State Poverty Reduction Initiative (ESPRI). “Through the Empire State Poverty Reduction Initiative, we are empowering communities to connect people with opportunities that help move them ...

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Transportation system called inadequate for low-income workers (access required)

A new transportation and poverty report commissioned by a number of area organizations involved in Rochester’s anti-poverty initiative suggests that the city’s transportation system reinforces the disparities that already exist in the community, rather than helping to reduce them. Transportation ...

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