CBS62logoNEW2013_blue_final_header_White wwj950-sm2011b 971-ticket-35smb 35h_CBSSportsRad_Detroit

poverty

Renethia Jones and her son. (credit: WWJ/Pat Sweeting)

Program Puts Toys Under The Tree For Families In Need

Renethia Jones’ two young children kids don’t yet understand that their mom is unemployed, may lose their home and can’t afford to buy Christmas presents.

WWJ Newsradio 950–12/24/2012

3-Week Wait, Assessment Period To Get Cash Welfare

People applying for cash welfare in Michigan will have to wait until after a three-week work readiness assessment to start getting benefits under a program that Gov. Rick Snyder’s administration announced Wednesday.

WWJ Newsradio 950–12/19/2012

(credit: istock)

Many Local Families In Need For The First Time This Christmas

With less than two weeks until Christmas a request for help is going out from an agency dedicated to making sure needy families have a good holiday.

WWJ Newsradio 950–12/12/2012

(WWJ Photo/Pat Sweeting)

U-M Report: Nearly All In Southeast Michigan Hit By Recession

University of Michigan professors and researchers presented findings of a study involving Michigan’s Recession and Recovery at the U of M Detroit Center on Monday.

WWJ Newsradio 950–11/19/2012

Michigan House OKs Overhaul Of Indigent Defense

The Michigan House approved a bill Thursday to create a new system to oversee the delivery of legal representation to low-income defendants.

11/08/2012

Kellogg Foundation Gives $570K To Detroit Poverty Program

The W.K. Kellogg Foundation is awarding more than a half-million dollars to a Detroit charity to take national a program that aims to move people out of poverty.

WWJ Newsradio 950–09/29/2012

Mitt Romney (Photo credit: NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/GettyImages)

Opinion: Romney Denigrates 47% Not Paying Taxes As He Uses Loopholes Trying To Do The Same

Mitt Romney, if you want to talk about mooches and freeloaders that take advantage of the system then grow a spine and show America your tax returns. Let’s see what you really pay as a percentage. Let’s see what deductions you take. Let’s see how addicted to federal benefits you are.

09/21/2012

New Census Data: Incomes Continue To Fall In Michigan

Nearly six in 10 Detroit children were living below the poverty line as of 2011, and Michigan’s overall poverty rate was rising as its average income was falling, according to figures the U.S. Census Bureau released Thursday.

WWJ Newsradio 950–09/20/2012

istockphoto

Report Says Michigan Lags In Child Well-Being

Jane Zehnder-Merrell of Kids Count in Michigan says an astounding number of young students are in academic trouble.

WWJ Newsradio 950–07/25/2012

(credit: istockphoto)

Report Ranks Best And Worse Counties For Infant Health

The annual Right Start in Michigan is out with its new ranking of Michigan counties in areas that contribute to infant mortality.

WWJ Newsradio 950–04/30/2012

more

previous

Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 1,866 other followers