Latest News for: Florida poverty


Long Island child poverty rates among state's lowest but New York rates poorly nationwide

Newsday 17 May 2024
“A staggering number of children live in poverty in New York,” DiNapoli said ... New York ranks 41st in the nation — worse than other large states such as California, Florida, Illinois and Pennsylvania — in child poverty.

If you have to watch one (HBO) Max movie in May 2024, stream this one

Digital Trends 17 May 2024
Instead of going with that film, our choice for the one Max movie that you have to watch in May is The Florida Project, which also features Dafoe in a leading role ... It’s a harrowing journey into the dark side of poverty.

How competitive are congressional races looking in Florida?

Tampa Bay Times 17 May 2024
If you’re interested in politics, Florida remains a fascinating state to watch ... Regardless of who wins Florida in the presidential race, and regardless of whether incumbent Republican Sen ... Poverty rate ... Poverty rate ... Poverty rate ... Poverty rate.

DeSantis' conservative policies may cause a season of shortage for Florida kids

Tallahassee Democrat 16 May 2024
Inside Florida Politic ... Florida suing Biden administration over new children's requirement ... A year ago, the Republican-controlled Florida Legislature expanded eligibility in KidCare to 300% of the federal poverty limit – up from 200%.

A low-income millennial mom was evicted from her apartment but isn't 'homeless enough to get help'

Business Insider 15 May 2024
Melissa Hedden's household income is above the poverty line, but she struggles to afford housing and healthcare ... Before moving to North Carolina in March 2023, Hedden lived in Bradenton, Florida.

Registration opens Wednesday for Tommy Bohanon Foundation Youth Football Camp at North High

Lehigh Acres Citizen 11 May 2024
... first through eighth grades in Southwest Florida ... Former NFL fullback Tommy Bohanon returned to his hometown in Southwest Florida to pursue his vision of ending generational poverty for at-risk youth.

2024 Pathfinders scholarship awards honor 54 remarkable Palm Beach, Martin county students

The Palm Beach Post 11 May 2024
Leali was forced to evacuate her home state of Louisiana from Hurricane Ida and move to Florida to start over in the middle of high school and the COVID-19 pandemic ... Pathfinder winner helped fight poverty in San Francisco.

Living in Tallahassee, FL: 101 Guide

The Signal 10 May 2024
Florida State University (FSU) and Florida A&M University (FAMU) ...High Crime Rate And Poverty Level. Like many urban areas, Tallahassee faces challenges with higher crime rates and poverty levels compared to some other parts of Florida.

Gene Frenette: Jaguars' legendary RB Fred Taylor keeps promise to grandmother, gets college degree 09 May 2024
When circumstances fell into place for Fred Taylor to take his last two course requirements online to obtain a degree in sociology from the University of Florida, he kept it a secret.

Christopher Alan Homes organizes personal hygiene and baby product donation drive to support Eva’s Closet ...

Lehigh Acres Citizen 07 May 2024
Team members at Christopher Alan Homes, Southwest Florida’s ... The donated items will help people in need who are suffering from homelessness, poverty and other risk factors in Southwest Florida.

Nearly 600,000 Florida kids shed from government health care, study says

Tampa Bay Times 04 May 2024
“In June of 2023 Governor Ron DeSantis signed bipartisan legislation that expanded the Florida KidCare program’s income eligibility requirements from 200% to 300% of the federal poverty level giving ...

Health department closes its Broward County family planning clinic

Sun Sentinel 03 May 2024
The Florida Department of Health has closed its longtime family planning clinic in Fort Lauderdale ... In addition, the majority of users served by the program in Florida were below or at 100% of the poverty level.

Inside Hillsborough’s D and F schools: Turnover, shortages, calls for help

Tampa Bay Times 02 May 2024
The county by far logged more schools with D or F grades than any other in Florida, according to state numbers released in December ... Florida’s other school districts serve kids in poverty, too, some much larger than Hillsborough.

Save examples of early African American architecture in Sarasota before it's too late

Herald-Tribune Sarasota 01 May 2024
... Florida architecture before Paul Rudolph’s time ... Those places were few and far between in Florida ... Until recently, the Florida Legislature determined the maximum was 200% of the federal poverty level.

Babies born early, ill, or dead: Florida spends millions on prevention. Why isn’t it getting better?

Sun Sentinel 01 May 2024
Florida has dozens of counties and ZIP codes with high rates of poverty, uninsured families and chronic diseases like obesity that contribute to the widening the gap between Black and white infant mortality.