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Can Neighborhood Revitalization Help Eliminate Poverty?

Although poverty rates have not changed much in the United States over the past 25 years, local community revitalization strategies are proving to be an important component to eliminating poverty for the long term.  This article highlights how well-planned community revitalization strategies create change and opportunity, thereby providing many individuals and families with a way out of poverty. The cost of caring for children in poverty is about $500 billion every year, meaning solutions that help people move out of poverty and into stability are beneficial to everyone. The most successful community transformations focus on mixed-income housing options, stronger education systems and supportive programming such as after-school or summertime programs.  Read this article

SOURCE: The Huffington Post

URL: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/shirley-franklin/neighborhood-revitalization-a-real-solution-to-overcoming-poverty_b_2096633.html