Posts tagged "low-income families"

The staggering gap between poor families and housing they can afford

The staggering gap between poor families and housing they can afford
When it comes to housing people can afford in Illinois, there’s a serious mismatch. A new report from the National Low-income Housing Coalition shows that for every 100 “extremely low-income” households in Illinois, only 28 affordable units are available. Extremely low-income is defined as a household with an income of 30 percent of the state’s... Read more »

How poor folks get swindled at tax time

I saw two of them just this morning. Those tax guys in statue of liberty garb, waving their signs on street corners. Tax places seem to sprout up out of nowhere this time of year, filling any empty storefront they can find. “Get your refund today!” they cry, trying to replace something everyone hates (doing... Read more »