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poverty

noun absence, bare subsistence, beggarliness, beggary, dearth, deficiency, deficit, depletion, destitution, difficulty, distress, embarrassed circumstances, exigency, famine, humbleness, impecuniosity, impecuniousness, impoverishment, indigence, insolvency, lack, leanness, loss of fortune, meagerness, mendicancy, mendicity, narrow means, necessitousness, necessity, need, neediness, needy circumstances, paucity, pauperism, pennilessness, penury, poor circumstances, privation, reduced circumstances, scantiness, scantness, scarceness, scarcity, shortage, slender means, sparseness, starvation, straitened circumstances, straits, subsistence level, tenuitas, unprosperousness, want
Associated concepts: proceed in forma pauperus
See also: dearth, deficiency, indigence, paucity, privation
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The project sponsor, CPC Opportunity Fund II LLC is financing the project with a combination of Low Income Housing Tax Credits, HPD capital funds and a loan from the Community Preservation Corporation (CPC).
SEF defines low income students as children eligible for free and reduced lunch in public schools or in households of three persons with an annual income of $31,765 or less.
In their conclusion, the authors recommend that government policies and strategies to address low income lone mothers should focus "on providing employment services, such as referrals and employment counselling, coupled with a more generous treatment of earnings under Social Assistance and wage subsidies to those able to work a significant number of paid hours," since lack of paid work or limited attachment to paid work are common factors among low income and Social Assistance single mothers.
Many advocates of the Low Income Measure use it to put forward ideas for greater equality of incomes.
The LICO or Low-Income Cut-off identifies low income families as those who spend 64 per cent or more on food, shelter, and clothing.
From 1960 to the present, more than 40,000 units of low income housing of one-, two-, and four-bedroom units have risen or have been converted from older dwellings.
Fones4All, the leading provider of telecommunications services to low income citizens in California, was founded in 1999.
These schools are sorely needed and are likely to have tremendous impact on this underserved, low income community.
With Chemical's new infusion of funds, this program will produce hundreds of units of decent affordable housing available to low income families and the homeless.
In addition to the $1 million contribution to Care To Share, FPL's Low Income Weatherization Program, in partnership with government and non-profit agencies, can assist low-income customers reduce the cost of heating and cooling their homes.
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Jones said, "STOP will utilize this week's donation to restore heating services to low income families as well as assist families who are in imminent danger of being without heat.

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