Stories of Hope
In southeast Florida, a large portion of Broward County households spend half of their monthly income on rent or mortgage. Many of these families are only one paycheck away from homelessness.
Two-thirds of all people currently incarcerated in the United States are there for non-violent offenses. Once people serve their sentences and satisfy all the conditions of their release, they still encounter significant obstacles, like finding a job and safe housing.
For many immigrants in Port Chester, New York, day labor work is the only work they can get. Due to a formidable language barrier between the employers and their prospective employees, communication difficulties often occur.
In the United States, tens of millions of people live in a web of poverty. This video offers a unique insight into the complexity of poverty, how it connects to everything that we do and the factors that keep so many people and families entrapped.
Learn more about the reality of poverty in the United States and find out how PovertyUSA.org can help you to join the work to address its root causes.
Speakers addressed the themes of racism, immigration, land, environmental justice, labor, and housing.