January is Poverty in America Awareness Month

Poverty USA

Children in Poverty

Children in Poverty

In 2016, 21.2% of all children (15.3 million kids) lived in Poverty USA—that’s almost 1 in every 5 children.

In 2014, the National Center on Family Homelessness analyzed state-level data and found that nationwide, 2.5 million children experience homelessness in a year.

Seniors in Poverty

Seniors in Poverty

Though the official census data gives seniors a 2016 poverty rate of only 9.3%, the Supplemental Poverty Measure, which accounts for expenses such as the rising costs of health care, raises the senior poverty rate to 14.5%.

Some signs of hope for those in poverty

For most Americans, the word “poverty” suggests near destitution: an...

What is 'Food Insecurity?'

In 2017, an estimated 1 in 8 Americans were food...