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“A lot of folks suggest spreading out the areas of assistance and care across the region,” Spears says. “But you see how much red tape there is. If you don’t have an ID, for example, you can’t do anything. Depending on the state where you were born, it might take months. To get to these different agencies with no ID, and therefore no job, you have to walk. So all of us being centrally located is crucial. There’s no easy solution.” Full story.
“While the millions of children and adults who live in poverty face real and immediate economic hardships, reducing the overall rate of poverty is a public good that will benefit Americans at every income level.”