Poverty’s Heavy Toll

A new report on entitled “Are the Consequences of Poverty Holding Niagara Back?” shows everyone in Niagara is paying for the cost of the consequences of poverty, and the scope of what it’s costing us is jaw dropping.

The new policy brief unveiled on September 26, 2012 by the Niagara Community Observatory, in partnership with the Niagara Workforce Planning Board and the Niagara Research and Planning Council, pegs the cost of poverty in Niagara at a staggering $1.38 billion a year.

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