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Testimony: Access to Anti-Poverty Programs for Californians in Need March 17 2021 In legislative testimony, PPIC’s Sarah Bohn discussed the economic effects of the current downturn and the role of safety net programs in addressing poverty and related challenges.
Essential Workers and COVID-19 March 31 2020 Many essential workers in health care, transportation, and other sectors are not well equipped to weather the economic challenges of the COVID-19 crisis.
Feeding Children When Schools Are Closed for COVID-19 March 26 2020 With schools closed due to the coronavirus pandemic, local, state, and federal officials are taking steps to provide meals to students who usually obtain meals from their school.
Interactive: Many Californians Live in or Near Poverty March 4 2020 Economic hardship does not end at the poverty line. More than 7 million Californians are “near poor”: out of poverty, but with annual resources of up to just 1.5 times the poverty threshold.
For Many Californians, Poverty Is One Minor Expense Away December 17 2019 More than 7 million Californians live near poverty, with just enough resources to meet their basic needs.