Mariana Chilton joined WHYY's Radio Times to discuss poverty in Philadelphia. Philadelphia remains the poorest major U.S. city. Nearly 26 percent of the population lives below the poverty line.
The Pew Charitable Trusts’ Philadelphia Research Initiative recently released a report that says poverty is impacting Hispanic communities, children and working age adults. Some experts say that the school system, low-paying jobs, food insecurity and lack of affordable housing has made life difficult for many Philadelphians.
Sister Mary Scullion, President and Executive Director of Project HOME, Mariana Chilton, Director of the Center for Hunger-Free Communities and is Co-Principal investigator of Children’s HealthWatch, and Councilwoman Maria Quinones-Sanchezdiscuss policy changes that can reduce the high poverty rates in the city.
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