Poverty-Related Websites

Half in Ten

The Half in Ten campaign believes that a clear goal and tested strategies to achieve it are crucial for success. Accordingly, setting a 50 percent reduction goal is our first step toward eliminating poverty. A goal promotes accountability, encourages collaboration between various agencies tackling different aspects of the problem, and inspires the private sector and everyday citizens to get involved to meet the target.

Share Our Strength

Share Our Strength is a national campaign to end childhood hunger.

Center for Economic and Policy Research

The Center for Economic and Policy Research (CEPR) was established in 1999 to promote democratic debate on the most important economic and social issues that affect people’s lives. In order for citizens to effectively exercise their voices in a democracy, they should be informed about the problems and choices that they face as well as options.

WalMart Watch

Walmart Watch seeks to hold Walmart fully accountable for its impact on communities, the American workforce, the retail sector, the environment and the nation’s economy. Walmart Watch exists to challenge Walmart to more fully embrace its corporate responsibilities and live up to its position as the largest corporation in the United States.

Think Progress

Think Progress is a project of the Center for American Progress Action Fund. The Center for American Progress Action Fund is a nonpartisan organization. Through this blog, CAPAF seeks to provide a forum that advances progressive ideas and policies.

Inequality.org

This new inequality.org site aims to be your portal into all things online related to the income and wealth gaps that so divide us, in the United States and throughout the world.

Interfaith Worker Justice

Interfaith Worker Justice (IWJ) calls upon our religious values in order to educate, organize, and mobilize the religious community in the U.S. on issues and campaigns that will improve wages, benefits, and working conditions for workers, especially low-wage workers.

Poverty Guidelines, Research, and Measurement

The Poverty Guidelines, Research, and Measurement is a project of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation of the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services. The website provides information about Poverty Guidelines, FAQ, links to resources on Poverty Measurement, Poverty Lines, and their History, as well as links to organizations that conduct and report on research related to poverty.

We Are The 99 Percent

We are the 99 percent. We are getting kicked out of our homes. We are forced to choose between groceries and rent. We are denied quality medical care. We are suffering from environmental pollution. We are working long hours for little pay and no rights, if we’re working at all. We are getting nothing while the other 1 percent is getting everything. We are the 99 percent.

American Poverty

American Poverty’s mission is to use visual media to raise awareness about poverty in the United States, dispel inaccurate and destructive stereotypes about poor people and encourage action to alleviate poverty.

Small Area Income & Poverty Estimates for School Districts, Counties, and States

Small Area Income and Poverty Estimates, created by the U.S. Census Bureau and other Federal agencies, provides current estimates of selected income and poverty statistics for school districts, counties, and states. The estimates affect the administration of federal programs and the allocation of federal funds to local jurisdictions.

National Poverty Center

The National Poverty Center of the University of Michigan, Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy is a nonpartisan research center that conducts and promotes multidisciplinary, policy-relevant research; mentors and trains emerging scholars; and informs public discourse on the causes and consequences of poverty.

American Community Survey

The American Community Survey, published by the U.S. Census Bureau provides data annually that aids investment and service planning for communities. The data in the surveys is combined into statistics, which are used to help decision makers with everything from school lunch programs to new hospitals.

Food Stamp Use, ChartBin

ChartsBin hosts a website on which data related to food stamp in each state across the country can be seen. The data includes percent of population of food stamps, number of people on food stamps, and the rate of year-to-year rise in food stamp use.

Unemployment Rates for States

The Bureau of Labor Statistics has published a table on this webpage that shows unemployment rates for states across the nation.

Health Insurance Statistics, U.S. Census Bureau

The U.S. Census Bureau hosts a webpage titled Health Insurance where data related to income, poverty, and health insurance coverage is published.

RealtyTrac

RealtyTrac shows information about foreclosures. You can find information about foreclosures and home values in any city, state, or zip code.

Poverty in America

CNNMoney hosts a webpage that shows the percentage of population by state below poverty.

Poverty Data, U.S. Census Bureau

U.S. Census Bureau publishes poverty data ased on information from household surveys and programs.

Family Promise

Family Promise is a group dedicated to helping homeless and low-income families achieve sustainable independence by providing supportive resources.

2010 County-Level Poverty Rates

The USDA hosts a website with an image of the United States. State-level poverty rates can be seen for each state and by clicking on a state you will be taken to another page where you can see county-level poverty rates.

SNAP

The United States Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) is a federal assistance program that provides assistance to people with low-incomes and without incomes. The USDA administers the program but benefits are distributed by state agencies.

State Health Facts

The Henry J. Kaiser Foundation published State Health Facts by State. The data is from 2009 and provides data concerning the total sheltered population in each state, total unsheltered population, total homeless population and homeless rate. There are also links to more information about Demographics and the Economy.