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More N. Texans Going Hungry As Poverty Numbers Increase

According to new census numbers, 49 million Americans are now at the poverty level and tens of thousands of them live in North Texas.

11/08/2011

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National Poverty Summit Being Held In Fort Worth

About a dozen organizations will gather Monday in Fort Worth for the first National Poverty Summit, aimed at reducing the poverty level.

09/19/2011

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Face Of Poverty Changing In Down Economy

Mike Corpier spent all day Thursday training for new certifications in telecommunications. His roommate, Johnny Allen, settled in across the hall after work in a warehouse.

09/08/2011

Homeless children sleep along the street. (credit: NOEL CELIS/AFP/Getty Images)

24 Percent Of Texas Children Living In Poverty

According to a report, 24 percent of kids in Texas are living in poverty. The national average is 20 percent, making Texas one of the worst states.

08/18/2011

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Study Says Poverty Finding Its Way To The Suburbs

According to a new study by the Brookings Institute, the poverty rate in America’s suburbs has increased by almost 40 percent in the last decade. In fact, almost a third of our nation’s poor live in the suburbs.

10/07/2010

New Food Pantry Opens In North Texas

Poverty is creeping into the suburbs and with it, services for those who are suddenly having trouble paying for basic necessities like food.

10/07/2010

More Texans Slip Below The Poverty Line

New Census numbers show the bad economy last year meant more Texans  slipping below the poverty line. 

09/16/2010

Texas poverty rate jumps to 17.3 percent

The state’s poverty rate , now at 17.3 percent, remained the nation’s 6th highest in 2009. The rate among Texas children also has increased since 2008.

09/16/2010

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