HomeLatest ThreadsGreatest ThreadsForums & GroupsMy SubscriptionsMy Posts
DU Home » Latest Threads » Forums & Groups » Places » U.S. » Ohio (Group) » Public Transit, Housing H...

Thu Jun 20, 2019, 02:30 AM

Public Transit, Housing Highlighted In Report On Low-Income Ohioans

A coalition of groups that advocates for low-income Ohioans says the state has made considerable progress in the effort to reduce poverty, but there is much more work to be done. The findings are part of the annual State of Poverty in Ohio report from the Ohio Association of Community Action Agencies (OACAA).

The comprehensive report focused on issues surrounding income disparities, access to transportation, and affordable housing.

Researchers found the bottom 10th percent of wage earners made seven cents per hour less than they did in 1979. The report also said a household in the top 1 percent makes in 10 days what a family of four at the poverty threshold makes in an entire year.

Advocates from OACAA say transportation is of vital importance for those experiencing poverty and “about a third of Ohio counties, nearly a million people, have no access at all to public transportation.”

Read more: https://www.statenews.org/post/public-transit-housing-highlighted-report-low-income-ohioans

0 replies, 376 views

Reply to this thread

Back to top Alert abuse

Reply to this thread