Poverty is defined by comparing household income with the minimum income required for basic needs. People whose income is below the threshold are considered poor.
Grandparents and other relatives play an important caregiving role in family well-being. Support from extended family is especially vital in families with low incomes.
Federal and state programs help many older people with low incomes. These programs provide access to vital services like income support and health care.
U.S. House members and state representatives are elected by district.
The right to vote is a fundamental human right. Free and fair elections are essential to democracy.
In 2018, nearly 10 million adults age 50 and older lacked consistent access to enough food for an active, healthy life due to inadequate financial resources.
Affordability, accessibility, supportive services in housing, and fair housing make up the bulk of this chapter.
Livable and sustainable communities are safe and healthy. They offer residents choices in where to live and how to get around.
Planning refers to how policymakers design, regulate, and manage the built environment.
Extreme weather conditions, natural disasters, and health emergencies can be devastating to communities.