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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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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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RMAPI names nonprofit leader to co-chair steering committee (access required)

The Rochester-Monroe Anti-Poverty Initiative has chosen a nonprofit leader to co-chair its steering committee. Jerome Underwood, who serves as president and CEO of Action for a Better Community Inc., will share steering committee duties with Nazareth College of Rochester President ...

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Local agencies part of coalition to increase transit funding (access required)

Dozens of agencies statewide have launched a coalition to seek funding for public transit. The New Yorkers for Better Public Transit coalition comprises major transit systems from across the state, including Rochester’s Regional Transit Service, as well as members of ...

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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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