Peace & Justice

This is the blog of the Commission on Peace and Justice for the Roman Catholic Diocese of Albany, New York.

Thursday, August 28, 2008

Poverty rates held steady

On Wednesday, Cathleen F. Crowley of the Times Union wrote:
The number of Americans with no health insurance dropped by a million in 2007 and household income rose modestly, but poverty rates held steady, according a report released Tuesday by the U.S. Census.

"We take no comfort in the fact that there's no big increase in poverty," said Martha Pofit, director of policy for Catholic Charities of Albany. "It should be going down since the year that (the Census report) captures is presumably the last year of an economic expansion."

The entire article is available here.