Poverty

Retirement Should Not Mean Hardship – But Many Older Americans Live in Poverty

Retirement Should Not Mean Hardship – But Many Older Americans Live in Poverty

Katherine Newman

FEATURES

Co-published with The Guardian. As inequality has grown, American seniors have been exposed to financial distress in ways that often go unnoticed.

A Town Under Trial

A Town Under Trial

Tamara Reynolds

PHOTOGRAPHY

This story originally appeared in the Spring 2017 issue of Oxford American with support from EHRP. What an unsolved double murder in Kentucky reveals about America’s military-industrial complex.

What It's Like To Live On A Hidden Island "No One Has Ever Heard Of"

What It's Like To Live On A Hidden Island "No One Has Ever Heard Of"

Maureen Drennan

PHOTOGRAPHY

Co-published with Refinery29. An intimate look at life in this "hidden gem" within New York City, through the eyes of the young women who live there. 

 

One Factor In Ending Poverty: Hope

One Factor In Ending Poverty: Hope

Kavitha Cardoza

MULTIMEDIA | NEWS

Co-published with WAMU | Washington, DC. The Padua Project in Fort Worth, Texas, has set a goal of getting 100 poor people out of poverty in three years — with a job, three months’ savings and off government assistance.

For Nonprofits Tackling Poverty, Collaboration Remains Important Hurdle

For Nonprofits Tackling Poverty, Collaboration Remains Important Hurdle

Kavitha Cardoza

MULTIMEDIA | NEWS

Co-published with WAMU | Washington, DC. Of all the efficiencies created in trying to end poverty for good, the Padua Project may have made its biggest dent simply by getting organizations with the same mission to work together. 

The Personal Approach to Lifting People Out of Poverty

The Personal Approach to Lifting People Out of Poverty

Kavitha Cardoza

MULTIMEDIA | NEWS

Co-published with WAMU | Washington, DC. If a nonprofit is going to end poverty, it has to take a deep personal interest in its clients. Caseworkers for the Padua Project do it by having client loads that are a fraction of similar social service agencies, but does it work?

Why Fight Poverty When You Can End It?

Why Fight Poverty When You Can End It?

Kavitha Cardoza

MULTIMEDIA | NEWS

Co-published with WAMU | Washington, DC. For five decades, tens of thousands of people have fought poverty. Trillions of dollars have been spent, but poverty is a stubborn enemy. We keep fighting it, but we never seem to win.

How Traditional Nonprofits Run Into Problems Trying To Tackle Poverty

How Traditional Nonprofits Run Into Problems Trying To Tackle Poverty

Kavitha Cardoza

MULTIMEDIA | NEWS

Co-published with WAMU | Washington, DC14,000 nonprofits target poverty in the D.C. region, yet poverty remains. Kavitha Cardoza reports on the Padua Project, a nonprofit in Fort Worth, Texas, that is taking a different approach.

Lessons on Life, Love, and Connectedness

Lessons on Life, Love, and Connectedness

Matt Eich

PHOTOGRAPHY

Co-published with National Geographic. Matt Eich has been photographing the Sellers, a low-income family with two deaf children, for ten years. As they've grown closer, Matt has been given intimate access to the Sellers' lives.

Katrina Survivors 10 Years Later

Katrina Survivors 10 Years Later

Josh Neufeld

MULTIMEDIA

Co-published with FusionTen years after the storm, Josh catches up with the "characters" first introduced in his graphic novel A.D.: New Orleans After the Deluge.

Only the Rich Can Write About Poverty

Only the Rich Can Write About Poverty

Barbara Ehrenreich

ANALYSIS

Co-published with The GuardianThere’s something wrong with the fact that affluent people can afford to write about minimum-wage jobs while the people who actually work them can't.

Down and Out in Portland

Down and Out in Portland

Donnell Alexander

ESSAY

Co-published with Salon. Lean seasons had always been part of my writing life, but this time I was dead broke.

The Real Flint and The Bronx

The Real Flint and The Bronx

Brennan Cavanaugh

PHOTOGRAPHY

Co-published with The Daily BeastBrennan Cavanaugh documents indicators of economic hardship in Flint, Michigan and The Bronx, New York in this photo series.

It Is Expensive to Be Poor

It Is Expensive to Be Poor

Barbara Ehrenreich

FEATURE | ANALYSIS

Co-published with The Atlantic.  Minimum-wage jobs are physically demanding, have unpredictable schedules, and pay so meagerly that workers can't save up enough to move on.

It's Women's War on Poverty

It's Women's War on Poverty

Barbara Ehrenreich

FEATURE

Co-published with Creative Time ReportsWhile women’s responsibilities have grown both inside and outside of the house, their pay has not.