Buffalo kids living in povertyBack >
July 1, 2013
In a report issued in June by the National Center for Children Living in Poverty, Buffalo has the third highest percentage in the nation of children living in poverty. 46.8% of the city's children are living in an impoverished household, according to the report in The Buffalo News.
“We have 120,000 jobs in this region that pay below the poverty level, and those jobs are not going away,” said Lou Jean Fleron, co-director of the Partnership for the Public Good. The organization has released a number of reports and statistics on this and other issues, discussing the structural problems related to poverty.
“How long can people who can’t afford a car be willing to take a bus at 4 o’clock in the morning and go to a job that pays them something that still leaves them eligible for food stamps?” she said.
Read the full article over at The Buffalo News.