Undocumented immigrants might get $500 monthly payments in Texas
A new universal basic income program funded by federal dollars in Harris County could include undocumented migrants.
Woman threatening to disown her sister-in-law if she falls pregnant praised
"The thing is, she doesn't want a CHILD, she wants a BABY," one Reddit user wrote.
Stop the Affordable Care Act's Death by 1,000 Cuts
Instead of trying to lessen the financial burden on the average household by making the wealthy and corporations pay their fair share, opponents of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) are trying to take health coverage and care away.
Homeless people can sue for $1,000 if 'harassed' under new Oregon bill
The proposed bill says those who live in public spaces are entitled to the same right of privacy as anyone living in a private home would expect.
Anger as woman criticizes her mom for choosing "very poor" boyfriend
"Is it possible your daughter has narcissistic tendencies?" a commenter asked.
Helping People Pay Their Sky-High Water Bills Is a SNAP
U.S. water utility prices have been rising faster than general inflation, driven in large part by a need to replace and update aging infrastructure. New regulations to remove "forever chemicals" from drinking water will surely drive costs even higher.
Republican says hunger is "relative" in argument against free school meals
According to Hunger Solutions Minnesota, one in four food-insecure children in the state fails to qualify for support under current federal programs.
Time for Pro-Choice Advocates To Step Up and Help
It's time to stop arguing about Roe v. Wade and start tangibly helping women in need, together.
Biden wants to send Americans more checks
If President Joe Biden's 2024 budget is approved, parents could see more money issued by the government.
How Gaps in Pediatric Dental Care Fuel Cycles of Poverty and What We Can Do
At the age of 16, my family fell apart, and my siblings and I ended up in foster care. Before my foster family eventually offered to take me in, my biological family simply didn't have the necessary infrastructure to support regular oral health checkups or guidance on how to maintain oral hygiene.
Moment art dealer hoses down homeless woman outside gallery
The dealer has been identified by local media sources as Collier Gwin.
Pennsylvania woman's heartbreaking battle to keep her sick dog
Unable to afford veterinary care, the woman reached out to an animal shelter for help but was told it would provide treatment only if she surrendered her pet.
Expanding the Child Tax Credit Lifted Millions of Children Out of Poverty
In 2021, the government sent nearly every American family up to $300 per child per month for 6 months, then watched to see if it helped.
Four Solutions to the Failed Climate Conference in Egypt
The world leaders who gathered for the past two weeks knew they had to reduce burning fossil fuels by half by 2030 to effectively fight climate change, just like the landscaper who placed the formerly green tree at the entrance knew there should be a drip-irrigation pipe to water the tree. Yet neither happened.
Selfless woman pays off overdue school lunch accounts: "Makes me cry"
Sarah Stusek told Newsweek she paid $1659.70 to settle the accounts at Mount Vernon Community School in Alexandria, Virginia.
The witch camps where hundreds of elderly women are left to die
Women still accused of witchcraft today are forced to flee to camps, where they suffer deplorable conditions.
Putin's war may push majority of Ukraine into poverty by end of next year
Russia's recent wave of attacks on the Eastern European country has damaged vital energy infrastructure as winter approaches.
How one meal a day can help the world's poorest children
Newsweek shares two success stories highlighting how just one meal can help the world's poorest children follow their dreams.
Poor People Will Be Voting for Their Lives in the Midterms
New poverty data reveals the effectiveness of pandemic aid programs that are now expired. For poor Americans, building on that success is a matter of life and death.
Book Review: Jillian Haslam's 'A Voice Out of Poverty,' an Inspiring Memoir
Jillian Haslam tells the inspiring story of her childhood in her book, and is now recognized for her humanitarian work with people living in poverty.
Fury as Mom Rants That Cost of Living Crisis Won't Affect Childless Couples
"Perhaps she is regretting her choices but she should not take it out on you," one user said.
Parent Stating Poor Families Should Have More Kids Despite Finances Dragged
A woman shares the controversial opinion that people should have more children even if they can't afford it.
Mom Dragged for Wanting to Throw Entire Grocery Shop Out Over 'Gross' Fly
"I'm aghast at the food you're willing to waste. Awful." one user said.
Mom Backed for Shoplifting Daughter's Birthday Present: 'Sucks Being Poor'
The OP says that she has a minimum wage job and makes too much to qualify for federal help, but not enough to live on—especially after her rent was raised $200.
Inflation Is Making Poverty in the U.S. Even More Difficult
"With the exorbitant rent hikes lately, more and more of the lowest income people will fall into homelessness," housing expert Diane Yentel told Newsweek.
'End Stage Capitalism:' Fury as Parking Space Makes More Than EMT per Hour
A Tweet has gone viral on Twitter and Reddit comparing the salary of an EMT and the cost of parking spaces, the parking spaces won.
Parasites Found in Children Linked to Poverty, Professor's Study Shows
The study found 25 percent of children living in a rural Mississippi community had evidence of infections from parasitic worms called helminths.
'Greedy' Parents Slammed for Shaming Mom Whose Savings Covered Class Trip
"No good deed goes unpunished..." Fellow parents were angry that the woman had not offered to pay for the trip sooner, despite having to use her "rainy day" fund to cover the shortfall.
Criminalizing Abortion Is About Keeping People Poor and Ignorant
While abortion criminalization does not directly align with the economic motivations that typically guide conservative policy, it appears to be part of a demographic strategy to mass produce ignorance and keep low-income families in perpetual poverty.
U.S. Free School Meal Program Ends June 30—What Next?
Students have been fed for free for two years since COVID begin putting pressure on American families.