Vimbai Chikomo News
After a series of natural disasters that wreaked havoc on the city of Houston, Mayor Sylvester Turner has released a resiliency report to help the city prepare for future disasters.
Despite headlines fueling claims of an alarming rate of child poverty in the U.S., a recent analysis of data shows there has been a drastic decline over the last five decades and that the current numbers reveal the lowest child poverty rates in the nation’s history.
A recent report released by San Antonio shows that more than 18 percent of city residents lived in poverty in 2018.
One in four tenants spent more than half of their income on rent in 2018, according to a recent report by the Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard University. This works out to be 10.9 million renters, with 6 million considered cost-burdened in 2018 than they were in 2001.
President Trump is creating a new channel to funnel additional resources into underserved communities through the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act’s Opportunity Zones provision, which ushers in a range of tax cuts to catalyze job growth in poor communities.