poverty

Andy Chow

A coalition of advocates for the poor have a new report on poverty in Ohio. And they're using it to call on Congress to save multiple programs that would help low-income Ohioans.

Karen Kasler

Nearly nine years after state lawmakers passed a crackdown on payday loan businesses and voters upheld that law, people are still borrowing from quick-cash lenders, and they’re still charging huge interest rates. And now another proposal to regulate the industry is back before legislators.

Statehouse News Bureau

Advocates for the poor in Ohio are calling on Gov. John Kasich to take action now to get more federal money for food programs.

Jo Ingles

A new report by the Children’s Defense Fund of Ohio shows little improvement for low income children in the state’s Appalachian region.

OACAA.org

Sixteen percent of Ohioans lived all of last year in poverty, and nearly a third were under the federal poverty line for at least some of 2015. Those are among the findings in a report from community groups that work on the front lines of the war on poverty in Ohio.