poverty

March 10, 2017 | Staff Writer

Hogan Signs Executive Order to Address Multigenerational Poverty

In an effort to help break the cycle of multi-generational poverty, Governor Hogan signed an executive order on Thursday to establish a multidisciplinary commission to study the a public policy initiative titled, “The Two-Generation Approach,” according to a news release. Two-Generation or “Two-Gen” Approach is an initiative that focuses on creating opportunities for children and […]

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January 28, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

Bethesda Real Estate Firm Raises $400,000 to Help Fight Poverty and Homelessness

Walker & Dunlop, a real estate firm headquartered in Bethesda who structures loans for multifamily and commercial properties, has raised $400,000 over the past three years for two nonprofits: Lift and Community Solutions, that help fight poverty and homelessness. Community Solutions is a nonprofit focusing on solving homelessness, with a recent focus on Veterans homelessness. LIFT […]

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January 26, 2017 | Sonya Burke

Navarro Vows to Continue Working for $15 Minimum Wage (VIDEO)

Montgomery County Council member Nancy Navarro is “very disappointed” that County Executive Ike Leggett has vetoed legislation that would have raised the minimum wage to $15 by 2020. “It’s not a good day,” she said, the day after the veto. The Council passed the legislation by a 5-4 vote earlier this month. Council members Marc […]

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December 9, 2016 | Staff Writer

County Report This Week (VIDEO)

Find out what happened in Montgomery County this week by watching the latest episode of County Report This Week.  This week’s show, video below, includes reports on the Council’s new officers, a rally to increase the minimum wage to $15, a dementia friendly initiative, an innovative new condominium building in Silver Spring, the swearing in of […]

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July 20, 2016 | Sonya Burke

MCPS’ Give Backpacks Campaign is Now Underway (VIDEO)

Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) students head back to class on Aug. 29 and some of those students do not have school supplies. That’s why MCPS’ 2016 Give Backpacks Campaign is so important. Find out how you can make a difference in this year’s campaign, below: You can find out more about the 2016 Give […]

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January 19, 2016 | Sonya Burke

Poverty Awareness Month (PHOTOS)

Montgomery County Councilmembers Roger Berliner, George Leventhal and Craig Rice joined leaders of many groups that work to help the County’s less fortunate residents on Jan. 19 to recognize “Poverty in America Awareness Month.” Statistically, Montgomery is one of the most affluent jurisdictions in the country, but there is a less visible population as seven […]

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January 28, 2015 | Krista Brick

Poverty Forum Scheduled in Gaithersburg

The Montgomery County Community Action Board, in partnership with the city of Gaithersburg, is scheduled to host a free public forum and resource fair to explore issues impacting low-income County residents. The forum, entitled Raise Your Voice! Poverty in Montgomery County invites members of the community to participate in this program, which will include a resource […]

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January 12, 2015 | Krista Brick

Poverty Forum Scheduled in Gaithersburg

The Montgomery County Community Action Board, in partnership with the City of Gaithersburg, is scheduled to host a free public forum and resource fair to explore issues impacting low-income County residents. The forum, entitled Raise Your Voice! Poverty in Montgomery County, will take place on Jan. 28 at 6 p.m. at the Activity Center at […]

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October 8, 2014 | Lindsey Seegers

SNAP Challenge: Sweet (one dollar!) Potato Soup

It’s SNAP Challenge week. SNAP is the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, commonly called Food Stamps. I—along with professionals and individuals from Maryland, DC, and Virginia—am attempting to shop for my household for one week on $33. While living on a food stamp budget for just a week cannot come close to the struggles Manna families […]

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August 24, 2014 | Sonya Burke

photo of Arnold Harvey

Gaithersburg Man is Making a Difference (Video)

Poverty is on the rise in the suburbs and Montgomery County has not been insulated from this trend. There are more than 72,000 residents who live in poverty here. Susan Kenedy has the story of one Gaithersburg resident who is working to help those in need and he’s gaining national recognition for his efforts.   […]

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