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US Partnership on Mobility from Poverty Explores Conditions in Disadvantaged Neighborhoods

13 September 2017
US Partnership on Mobility from Poverty

The US Partnership on Mobility from Poverty recently published a research report exploring common conditions in distressed communities that are considered to undermine the long-term life and opportunities of their residents. 

The report looks to four key areas that largely impact a communities’ residents – lack of access to quality services, the prevalence of crime and violence, the harmful effect negative peer groups and social networks, and lack of access to employment opportunities. The report concludes that low-income neighborhoods facing these conditions are greatly disadvantaged, and withheld access to the resources needed to overcome this disadvantage. 

Click here to read the full report.