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Low-income immigrant moms aren't enrolling in WIC services out of deportation fears, administrators say

Proposed changes in immigration rules by the Trump administration are “creating all kinds of fear that immigrants are being targeted.”

Low-income immigrant moms aren't enrolling in WIC services out of deportation fears, administrators say

Proposed changes in immigration rules by the Trump administration are “creating all kinds of fear that immigrants are being targeted.”

Philadelphia to launch low-interest loan program that will help residents fix aging homes

The program will offer Philadelphia residents with credit scores as low as 580 the ability to borrow as much as $24,999 at a fixed interest rate of 3 percent.

Philadelphia to launch low-interest loan program that will help residents fix aging homes

The program will offer Philadelphia residents with credit scores as low as 580 the ability to borrow as much as $24,999 at a fixed interest rate of 3 percent.

Philabundance announces ambitious program to give people more than food

“Traditional food banking alone won’t solve the hunger crisis in our area,” said Glenn Bergman, executive director of Philabundance.

Philabundance announces ambitious program to give people more than food

“Traditional food banking alone won’t solve the hunger crisis in our area,” said Glenn Bergman, executive director of Philabundance.
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From panhandling to a paycheck: How day labor can provide opportunity to Philly’s homeless

Starting April 1, Philadelphia will get its own day-work program, with a few unique twists.

Millennials fuel strongest growth in Center City housing production since 2002, report says

As millennials poured into the Center City area in 2018, they created a record demand for housing.

Educating homeless parents on the importance of early childhood education

The idea is to get young children who are living in shelters into early childhood education programs such as Early Head Start.

A digital effort to fight hunger in Montgomery County

A low-income twist on online grocery ordering is feeding elders.

Parents organized to fund a library in a Fairmount school. But what about neighborhoods that can’t afford it?

“I signed my kids up for the same things those parents signed their kids up for: a free public education,” one parent said.

The ‘Fight for $15’ is winning at Philly-area hospitals

Here's who it's affecting, why it's happening, and if it's a big deal.

Free Library borrowers face long waits for books, materials — the side-effect of a shrunken materials budget

Free Library patrons wait weeks, sometimes months, for books, DVDs, and other materials. Its one impact of the system’s declining funding over time.

La paradoja de los latinos sin techo: porqué el grupo minoritario más pobre de Filadelfia no usa los albergues

They are Philly’s poorest minority group, but step inside a city homeless shelter and there are few Latinos. Why?

Why so few of Philly’s homeless Latinos use shelters, get city services

They are Philly’s poorest minority group, but step inside a city homeless shelter and there are few Latinos. Why?

Text your answer: What would your life look like if you didn’t have to worry about money? | Broke in Philly

The Inquirer, and more than 20 other media outlets, is dedicated to doing community-responsive reporting around the issue of economic mobility.

A grocery opens in Point Breeze to bring affordable food to supermarket desert

Rowhouse Grocery is a kind of revolution in a sedate setting — a different way to feed people, featuring fancy foods at low prices.

For homeless college students, home for the holidays means staying on campus

Twenty-eight students who are homeless or had been foster kids will remain on West Chester University's campus for the five-week break, free of charge. And, the football coach's extended family — along with a cast of staff and students — have donated gifts to make their holiday special.

Artist chronicles nearly a year at an outdoor food pantry in Philly’s poorest place

Equipped with a camera and a social conscience, Sheldon Abba captures the slow-motion emergency of never-ending need.