Weathering the Recession

The Financial Crisis and Family Wealth Changes in Low-Income Neighborhoods

Report

The recent financial crisis has shown the importance of asset building. This report sheds light on how families fared during the Great Recession, looking at those living in low-income neighborhoods who may see disproportionate effects from the crisis.

January 1, 2012

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The High Cost of Being Poor: Essay From the 2003 KIDS COUNT Data Book

Another Perspective on Helping Low-Income Families Get By and Get Ahead

Report

Working and raising a family is hard, but it’s even harder — and more expensive — when you’re poor. This essay highlights the many ways that low-income households pay more for basic goods and services. It also spells out Casey’s four-pronged plan for helping America’s poorest workers move beyond living paycheck to paycheck to build a brighter — and more financially secure — future.  

January 1, 2003

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Blog Post

More Children Living in Single-Parent Families

In 2012, 35% of children (24.7 million) lived in single-parent families. While there was little change in this indicator from the previous year, the percentage of children living in these households has increased by 13% (4 million children) since 2000.

October 7, 2013

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Food at Home

Affordable Housing as a Platform to Overcome Nutritional Challenges

Report

The report highlights programs and best practices that address the nutritional needs of low-income communities. Readers will learn recommendations that demonstrate how affordable housing can be a platform and how housing providers can play a vital role in ensuring that low-income families have access to healthy foods.

May 28, 2014

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Building Family Economic Success: Foreclosure

Brief

This fact sheet—with a razor-sharp focus on foreclosures—tells how the Annie E. Casey Foundation is funding important initiatives to ease the hemorrhaging of the housing crisis at the family and community level. It is part of a 10-part series devoted to sharing ways that the Foundation is helping to economically empower families across America. 

August 1, 2009

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Helping Grandparents Raise Grandchildren Who Succeed

Brief

The building blocks of the American family are changing. Currently, millions of grandparents across the country are raising their grandchildren — and this demographic is growing. The Association of Small Foundations has created a data-packed guide aimed at inspiring organizations to dig deeper and do more to aid these vulnerable families.

April 1, 2008

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