poverty

September 2, 2015 - 8:00am
The overarching finding of our recent report on funding for community development in Milwaukee neighborhoods is that funds coming to Milwaukee from many formula-based federal and state programs have declined over the last seven or eight years. That...
January 25, 2012 - 11:45am
As reported earlier this week in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, the UWM Center for Economic Development's latest report on race and employment paints a devastating picture of the depth of joblessness in Milwaukee's central city. According to the...
November 10, 2011 - 8:00am
The Occupy Wall Street demonstrations have sparked a public debate over income inequality that has spread across the nation and beyond. In Milwaukee, where the city’s poverty rate has ranked among the nation’s highest for several years, the issue of...
July 1, 2010 - 8:15am
Since its establishment in 2005, the Main Street Milwaukee (MSM) Program has been a highly touted economic development program designed to promote economic growth and revitalization in six selected city neighborhoods. MSM - a partnership between the...
April 9, 2010 - 7:45am
By: Anonymous
A new study from the U.S. Housing and Urban Development Department (HUD) examines the costs of serving homeless individuals and families and explores cost-saving possibilities in differentiating services according to individual characteristics.HUD...
March 4, 2010 - 8:00am
How to define and measure poverty in the U.S. has long been an issue of debate. This is not an esoteric argument--most federal and state entitlement and benefit programs tie eligibility to need using the official measure of poverty. Any move to...
November 13, 2008 - 9:49am
By: Anonymous
From the sound of this week’s Journal Sentinel article entitled, “Bank branches proliferate in state,” our community streets are being practically taken over by bank branches. The president of Community Bankers of Wisconsin is quoted as saying “...
April 16, 2008 - 9:34am
By: Anonymous
The Women’s Initiative for Self-Employment, a nonprofit program in California that helps low-income women start their own businesses, presented findings at this month's Summit on Economic Justice for Women in Atlanta showing microenterprise to be a...
February 28, 2008 - 9:38am
By: Anonymous
When it comes to antipoverty strategies, efforts related to early childhood education and child care rise to the top for many researchers.In the inaugural issue of Pathways magazine, poverty researcher Rebecca Blank features her priority list of top...
February 22, 2008 - 10:45am
By: Anonymous
Milwaukee has marriage on the mind – or, the lack thereof, that is. Two February articles in the Journal Sentinel – a column by Patrick McIlheran and, most recently, a news story, have highlighted declining rates of marriage. The news story...

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