poverty

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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 following developments received Low Income Housing Tax Credits under the round announced:
When we peer behind the quintile charts, we see that many families with low incomes are just starting out.
13,432 customers had low income indicators and 28,784 carried no low income designation.
Twenty percent of the families receiving conventional home purchase loans through depositories have low incomes, compared with 15 percent of families receiving them from independent mortgage companies.
SEF documents that the South's new majority of low income learners lag behind in school achievement and graduation rates while the region provides them the nation's least educational support.
Those who are the sole breadwinner in their families are much more vulnerable to low income.
And we are confident that by working in partnership with LISC, The Enterprise Foundation, local government and local community development corporations, we will ensure that our new Low Income Housing Fund will make a real difference in revitalizing these neighborhoods and helping people to realize their dreams.
The federal government once encouraged issuing excess housing vouchers - to reduce homelessness - because not all with vouchers were likely to find privately owned apartments that meet government safety standards and price limits, said Linda Couch, deputy director of the National Low Income Housing Coalition.
OTTAWA -- Higher education is no guarantee of avoiding low income for single mothers, says a study on lone parents produced by Human Resources Development Canada.
New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD) Commissioner Jerilyn Perine announced the availability of Low Income Housing Tax Credits for calendar year 2003, as authorized under Section 42 of the Internal Revenue Code.
Project Description: Kennett Low Income Housing Development involves the rehabilitation of 84 rental units, all of which are for very-low-income tenants.
As well, the low income rate among children under 18 years of age, and based on after-tax income, declined for the fifth straight year in 2001 while an estimated 786,000 children or 11.

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