Today, more than 46 million people in America are living below the poverty line — far more than the population of our largest state. This is POVERTY USA, our largest state.
NEARLY ONE IN SIX OF US LIVES IN POVERTY USA And worse yet, nearly one in five children.
Who Lives in Poverty USA?
All those who make less than the Federal government's official poverty threshold which for a family of four is $22,811.00. People working at minimum wage, even holding down several jobs. Seniors living on fixed incomes. Wage earners suddenly out of work. Millions of families everywhere from our cities to rural communities.
We Can End It.
Join us in breaking the cycle of poverty and helping people move themselves out of Poverty USA. Learn more about community organizations that support self-sufficiency, improve communities, and encourage independence.
To learn more about poverty in America, visit the www.PovertyUSA.org, complete with interactive tools to help spread the word.