Possible $100 million to combat poverty

The MacArthur foundation will give out a grant of $100 million to the group that can solve a major problem. Poverty is the most important problem in the world today. In the United States the poverty rate has remain the same even after government has spent $22 trillion over 50 years of the War on Poverty. Something new must be done.  I hope you will help us find the answer, and maybe get $100 million dollars for the cause.

MacArthur Foundation Grant

Growth of poverty since end of Great Recession

Great article form AL.COM that shows the lasting effects of the Great Recession.

The Great Recession officially ended in 2009, but its negative economic effects continue to be felt acutely in cities across the United States.

One of the impacts of the downturn was a persistent uptick in concentrated poverty in the Birmingham-Hoover metro area.

Between the 2000 U.S. Census and the period from 2010 to 2014, the number of Americans living in extremely poor neighborhoods more than doubled to 14 million people. That’s 5 million more than there were before the economic downturn according to a recent study by the Washington, D.C.-based Brookings Institution.

That concentration of poverty extends to the Birmingham-Hoover metro area, the study shows.

Brookings Institution Map Poverty Growth

Complete Brookings Study