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Latest census bureau data show poverty rate remains high in Ohio.
Ohio’s communities thrive when people feel safe, have good jobs and can afford the basics. The latest data show that 1 in 6 Ohioans can't make ends meet and more than 1 in 5 Ohio children is living below the poverty line. Ohio and our nation need to do more to reduce poverty.
Many state and federal human services programs have proven success in reducing the poverty rate, including earned income tax credits, housing subsidies, SNAP, early education, and child-care subsidies. While these programs are effective, they are limited due to underfunding, and now they face cuts in Congress because of sequestration. If these programs are cut or not renewed, more Ohioans will be forced into poverty.
Read the report to learn how Congress can reduce poverty in Ohio.
Get Involved in the Fight Against Poverty
Join us for a webinar on October 29th from 2-3 p.m. to learn more about poverty in Ohio and how we can fight it together. In the meantime, share our report with your colleagues and on social media to help Ohioans see what's happening in their own communities.
Get the new Ohio poverty report here.