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Food bank

America’s most vulnerable felt most of the pain.

Food bank

Waiting lists for food aid have been growing for years—now almost 15 percent of the nation's elderly don't have enough to eat.

Wooden painting of woman

As the wealth gap grows, so have the number of ways a woman can sell her body. What is the cost?

America’s Shameful Poverty Stats

That so many of our political leaders tolerate so much misery amid so much plenty is one of the great scandals of our age.

Being a poor mother in the United States today means reusing diapers and struggling to afford food. But House Republicans think they have it too easy.

Child care workers in New Jersey

Women who care for poor kids are often mothers living in poverty themselves.

The Nation's Greg Kaufmann joined Stand Up! With Pete Dominick to argue that there are ways to alleviate poverty in America and that it starts with increasing the minimum wage.

New York’s housing crisis has pushed hundreds of thousands of New Yorkers underground.

San Francisco

Life on San Francisco’s streets for women over 50 is filled with hardships, small and large.

Girls and Shameless

Girls’s Hannah and Shameless’s Fiona are both penniless twentysomethings finding their way through big cities, but Hannah has a college degree—and a safety net.

Blogs

It’s a tough moment in the fight against poverty, but twelve anti-poverty leaders have suggestions of what you can do right now to take action.

May 10, 2013

The Florida state legislature takes action to bar local, pro-worker ordinances on living wages, paid sick leave and equal employee benefits.

May 3, 2013

Bank accountability activists continue to send a clear message to the big banks: “You can run, but you can’t hide.”

April 30, 2013

The poor have long known that a budget cut passed in Congress means hardship in real life. Now middle-class Americans realize that, too.

April 28, 2013

Family homelessness is on the rise and the federal government is choosing not to respond.

April 19, 2013

The Big Banks are fleeing activists and shareholders who are challenging their bad practices. They can run, but they can't hide.

April 12, 2013

With sequestration, a bleak housing and homelessness situation is about to get a lot worse.

April 5, 2013

If you destroy one part of the social safety net, those in need will turn to what’s left.

March 28, 2013

The fight in LA to house homeless disabled veterans—on land donated to the government for them—has moved to the courts.

March 25, 2013

A nonprofit, Catholic healthcare giant makes hundreds of millions in profits, raises the salaries of corporate executives and asks workers earning $31,000 a year to pay a $3,100 deductible for healthcare.

March 18, 2013