Press & Resources | ARCHIVE: March 2015


A coalition of religious leaders with ties to Mayor Bill de Blasio has released a report highlighting the city's poverty rate and suggesting ways to combat it.

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Temporary or transitional work programs that help people with little to no job history establish both skills and an employment record are the most effective anti-poverty programs in the city...

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A new Urban Institute analysis tested seven types of government-assistance programs to see which one would have most impact in New York. It found that while a transitional jobs program might make the most difference compared with the other policies, only a combination of all seven programs would drastically bring down the city's poverty rate.

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A combination of employment and income policies, in-kind benefits, and a new tax credit could significantly reduce the poverty rate in New York City, where one in five residents currently lives in poverty, a report from the Urban Institute finds.

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The Federation of Protestant Welfare Agencies (FPWA), Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of New York, and UJA-Federation of New York have come together to commission a research study that examines the potential impact that select antipoverty policies—alone and in combination—can have in reducing poverty in New York City.

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