WASHINGTON, D.C. – House Human Resources Subcommittee Chairman Adrian Smith (R-NE) announced today that the Subcommittee will hold a hearing entitled “The Geography of Poverty” on Wednesday, February 15, at 10:00 AM in room 1100 of the Longworth House Office Building. This hearing will examine how the geography of poverty has changed over time; the differences between urban, suburban, and rural poverty; and how efforts to address poverty may vary to account for geographical differences.
Upon announcing the hearing, Chairman Smith said:
“Too many Americans are still living in poverty. Despite an improving economy, more families are struggling today than before the recession began. Poverty looks different today than in the past—affecting more families living outside of cities and more working-age Americans. Understanding how poverty affects different communities will lay the groundwork for our efforts to help more Americans find jobs, escape poverty, and move up the economic ladder.”