Poverty

New Mexico families hit hard by inflation

123 Views   “The hardest part to me is uncertainty. I can never be sure when I go to the store what I’m going to pay,” New Mexico resident Harry Whiting said. ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — The impact of inflation has affected many New Mexicans. A recent poll from Albuquerque Journal shows inflation

New Mexico to send new round of cash payments to low-income households

100 Views   SANTA FE, N.M. (KRQE) – After three rounds of economic stimulus checks made their way from the state to New Mexicans this summer, a fourth round of deposits will go out to some residents this fall. New Mexico’s low-income households can start applying for a new round of economic relief payments

New Mexicans calling for rent control as living costs surge

127 Views   “People are price gouged out of their homes. Often onto the street if they don’t have other options,” said Desaulniers. Rent prices are surging in New Mexico. Ana Lee Desaulniers is the organizer of the People’s Housing Project. Desaulniers said, “this whole argument around, ‘we just need more

National Poverty in America Awareness Month: Measuring Poverty

258 Views   America Counts: Stories Behind the Numbers There were 37.3 million people in poverty in 2020, according to the official poverty measure. In contrast, there were 29.8 million people in poverty that same year, according to the Supplemental Poverty Measure. While these measures may seem at odds with each other,