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Homelessness is an extreme example of poverty. There are many people who classify as the "working poor".

The working poor are working people whose incomes fall below the poverty line due to low-income jobs and low familial household income. These are people who spend at least 27 weeks in a year working or looking for employment, but remain under the poverty threshold. The working poor, homelessness, and unemployment is increasing rapidly due to a receding economy and a global pandemic. 

Statistics

  • Approximately 63% of homeless women have been victims of domestic violence

  • There are approximately 500 homeless people in Trenton

    • 264,253 children were considered poor in NJ in 2020, disproportionally people of color

    • 13 percent of children lived in food-insecure households in 2017

    • 6,008 children were abused or neglected in 2018.

  • There are approximately 6,000 homeless people in Philadelphia

    • ​434,736 children were considered poor in PA in 2020, disproportionally people of color

    • 2.7 full-time jobs at minimum wage were needed for a family to afford a two-bedroom rental unit at fair market rent in 2019

    • 24 percent of children relied on the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) in 2018

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“We don't need to have deep pockets or be rich to help the needy, the poor and the hungry. We need to have a heart.” 

Kevin Dcruz