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Re: How do we end poverty in the US?
Reply #1 Posted on March 09, 2016

Can Family Rewards Boost People Out Of Poverty?

http://nationswell.com/family-rewards-reduce-poverty-in-america/

"The divisive concept has found success helping the poor in Memphis."

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Re: How do we end poverty in the US?
Reply #2 Posted on March 15, 2016

A Wider Circle Gives Free Furniture To Poor

http://nationswell.com/a-wider-circle-free-furniture-low-income-families/

"A Wider Circle provides free home goods to the poor living in our nation's capital."

This won't end poverty, but makes a big difference in making their lives better.

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Re: How do we end poverty in the US?
Reply #3 Posted on May 23, 2016

Free Money Lifts People out of Poverty, and That’s an Investment That Pays for Itself, Tech Insider

http://www.techinsider.io/how-free-money-lifts-people-out-of-poverty-2016-4

Would a new casino in North Carolina be the Cherokee's damnation or would it provide eye-popping relief to the poverty striken?

"Soon after the casino opened, Costello was already noting huge improvements for her subjects. Behavioral problems among children who had been lifted out of poverty went down 40%, putting them in the same range as their peers who had never known privation. Juvenile crime rates among the Cherokee also declined, along with drug and alcohol use, while their school scores improved markedly."

The takeaway: Eradicating poverty is an investment that may indeed pay for itself.

Casino aside, the results of this "experiment" were surprising.

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Re: How do we end poverty in the US?
Reply #4 Posted on September 13, 2016

Hildalgo County Finds Secret To Reducing Extreme Poverty

http://nationswell.com/hidalgo-county-texas-extreme-poverty-hispanic-immigrants/

This is a solution for safe, affordable housing

In McAllen, "land is so cheap that the city can buy up undeveloped lots, hold the mortgages and offer them to residents most in need."

How many home have been built on this land?

2,700 so far.

Who qualifies? The ideal customer is someone that “nobody else will lend to.”

"Residents are given 40-year mortgages at zero interest, as long as they contribute 150 hours towards the building of their own home (to learn valuable construction skills) or in community service."

The city offers extra leeway as well including food stamps, welfare and extra time to bring their loan current.

It's been so successful that over 4,000 people are on the waiting list.

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Re: How do we end poverty in the US?
Reply #5 Posted on November 06, 2016

Can Family Rewards Boost People Out Of Poverty?

http://nationswell.com/family-rewards-reduce-poverty-in-america/

What is family rewards?

"Family Rewards is a bold attempt to break the intergenerational cycle of poverty, but it’s rooted in a simple premise: pay parents small amounts of money so they don’t have to scramble to make ends meet, but make those funds conditional on bettering the next generation’s chances of escaping poverty. (In other words, pay a hungry person to teach their kids to fish.)"

The popular term for this is "Conditional Cash Transfers."

Does it work?

Results in Memphis:

  • 613 families enrolled, 99 percent earned at least one of the eight rewards. 
  • 9 out of every 10 families improved their health. 
  • 96% of the 1,097 Memphis high school students who participated received at least one cash reward.

Most difficult was entering the workforce. Only 53% earned a reward for sustaining full-time employment or earning a GED certificate.

Programs like Family Rewards, while growing in popularity across 52 countries, doesn't come without controversy.

Do you think it should be expanded to more cities in the US?

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