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Report Assesses State Efforts to End Poverty

18 December 2013
Center for American Progress Action Fund

Half in 10, a campaign at the Center for American Progress Action Fund to cut poverty in half in 10 years, has released its annual report, State of the States 2013, that tracks 21 indicators of economic security and opportunity, including income inequality, unemployment rate, and affordable housing.

Over all, low-income families are suffering from efforts to balance the federal deficit, and many states need to improve policies to increase access to federally funded programs that would help those families, the report said.

Much of the information is state-by-state. According to the report, 10.69% of Connecticut residents fell below the official poverty line ($23,492 for a family of four) in 2012. The report also said that just 75.1% of the Connecticut’s high school students graduated on time in the 2009-2010 school year – compared to No. 1 Vermont, with 91.4%.

There were only 57 affordable and available units per 100 renter households with very low incomes in 2011. Nationally, the report mentions the important role housing vouchers play for many families.

You can download the report here.