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Poverty in Focus Archive

 

Poverty in Focus strives to put a human face to the statistical information that has been gathered by LSNJ’s Poverty Research Institute since 1997. The following interviews took place between 2007 and 2014. For the most recent stories and more information about Poverty in Focus, visit the main PiF page. Comments and questions may be sent to povertyinfocus@lsnj.org.

 


WWII VETERAN FIGHTS to save rent-controlled apartment.
Morell Poverty In Focus Story
YEARS OF MANUAL LABOR take a toll.

FROM THREE JOBS, CREDIT CARDS, AND A CAR, to no jobs, no credit, and a bus pass.

SEIZURES ON THE JOB ARE NOT CONDUCIVE to work for former Paterson mechanic.
       

DEPRESSION AND ANXIETY insurmountable barriers to work for former IT technician.

FAMILY NEARLY LOSES EVERYTHING as a result of exorbitant medical expenses.

SINGLE MOMS WORK 35 HOURS
A WEEK
in exchange for a room, childcare, and $113 a month.

EVERYBODY IS ONE PAYCHECK from being there.
       

FOR PEOPLE STRUGGLING WITH MENTAL ILLNESS, every day brings new challenges.

A PRIVATE EDUCATION and strong work ethic isn’t always enough.

STABILITY IS ELUSIVE for those living with mental illness and limited funds.

DISABLED PEOPLE MUST SURVIVE ON $210 a month for years while waiting for Social Security.
 
       

SINGLE ADULTS ON GA SUFFER in Unsafe, Unsanitary Housing While Receiving $74 a Month.

FOR FAMILIES LIVING ON THE EDGE, one month of missed benefits can lead to homelessness.
   


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