Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Suburbs Offer No Escape From Poverty

Although recent Census Bureau figures show that the nation’s poverty rate fell significantly in 2015, experts are noting that blacks and other migrants from the inner city who move to the suburbs are not all escaping poverty. Blacks, Asians, and Latinos now represent a combined 35% of the suburban population.
But the suburbs aren’t idyllic for newcomers “of color.” Many don’t move far, often ending up in inner ring suburbs surrounding the city not the outer, more affluent neighborhoods. And they tend to live in “pockets,” often because of affordable housing or marginal areas where housing is least expensive. Suburban municipalities are strained to provide services to low-income minorities as the problems of the poor are shifted to towns and other suburban areas are less equipped to handle their needs.

Source: CBS News, 10/6/16, View Article...

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