An alarming feature from Bloomberg describes the impact of climate change on public housing in America. Storms and rising sea levels have already put pressure on vulnerable tenants. Questions are arising faster than answers, let alone resources, regarding this matter.
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How on Earth could anyone think a whack-job Manhattan zillionaire hijacking the Republican Party and then the Presidency represents the beginnings of anything good for America? For America’s poor? Nope. Nope. Nope.
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Nice! More buses to get LA’s workers to work and jobs building the buses themselves, which are also up-to-date low emissions models.
LA Metro bus project to lift up disadvantaged workers
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Hey, let’s beat us down some poverty – one small manufacturer at a time. Sound like a plan?
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If numbers from a series of new reports on poverty are anything to go by the Great Recession is still roiling away around Philadelphia.
See also: (212) Philadelphia, PA
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Numbers from Seattle, WA indicate city economy did not suffer a spike in unemployment because of an increase to the minimum wage there.
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While busways may not be as cool as LRT and HSR lines, regional rail networks or subways they certainly seem to have a place in addressing suburban poverty. How so? By helping carless/low income workers get around better. At any rate, here is a specific US example of the busway benefit.
How Montgomery County’s bus rapid transit can alleviate suburban poverty
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