Tag: Poverty

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti

LA Mayor Proposes New Anti-Poverty Measure That Would Give Free Cash to Poor City Residents

The Public Policy Institute of California has estimated that more than 20% of people residing in Los Angeles live at or below the national poverty line, making less than $25,500 a year. But a new $24-million anti-poverty program proposed by Mayor Eric Garcetti would give free cash to some individuals…

SNAP food assistance

White House Eases Restrictions on Food Stamps Impacting 1.3 Million Primarily Black and Latinx Americans

In 2018, the Trump administration issued a proposal that would have placed employment requirements on individuals receiving benefits from the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), making it significantly harder for up to 1.3 million Americans — predominantly Black women and Latinas who are currently disproportionately impacted by the pandemic —…

Asian American food insecurity

Food Aid Seeks to Address Hidden Problem of Asian American Poverty

Anti-Asian violence isn’t the only problem COVID-19 has amplified over the last year. The pandemic has also led to a dramatic increase in food insecurity and financial hardships. Although COVID-19 has impacted people from all walks of life, the crisis affected low-income Asian Americans disproportionately, shutting down many businesses that…