Like most complex issues cities in the U.S. face, it will take a multi-pronged approach to mitigate poverty, panelists said.
Continuing a decades-long search for sustainable solutions to homelessness, San Antonio could shift toward a “housing first” strategy.
Commentary: Historic inequities don’t go away quickly, and local efforts to systematically address poverty here are only beginning.
Census data from 2018 showed that 20 percent of residents in the city of San Antonio lived below the poverty line, an increase from 17.3 percent in 2017.
The 2018 American Community Survey found the San Antonio metropolitan area has the highest rate of people living in poverty.
VIA Metropolitan Transit approved a new program allowing organizations that primarily serve the poor to buy discounted bus passes for their clients.
Commentary: It’s time to connect the dots between economic security and domestic violence. This is not just a women’s issue.
Federal poverty figures don’t tell the whole story of the educational challenges in SAISD, says the district’s innovation officer, Mohammed Choudhury.
The poverty rate in SA inched slightly upward to 18.5%, higher than the statewide rate of 15.6%, according to data released by the U.S. Census Bureau.
Mayor Ivy Taylor was surprised to find herself the subject of a viral video featuring her answer to a question about the causes of poverty.