Poverty

Las Cruces rolls out city’s first publicly funded basic income program

24 Views   Las Cruces’s first publicly funded guaranteed basic income program is in the works. The city-approved pilot project will allocate federal funds and provide monthly payments for a year and a half to qualifying low-income individuals, with the goal of evaluating recipient outcomes. This comes after some in the

Lobo Food Pantry provides year round access to necessities

74 Views   Facing a lack of basic needs affects university students year-round, however during the summer when temperatures are higher, campuses aren’t fully open and the availability of resources are lower for many. 67% of college students surveyed across New Mexico campuses have experienced some form of insecurity, according to

Tax rebate checks to be sent this week

99 Views   NEW MEXICO — Tax rebate checks approved in the 2023 legislative session will be issued on June 16, 2023. The state Taxation and Revenue Department will send $500 rebate checks to single filers and $1000 rebate checks to couples filing jointly.

New Mexico families hit hard by inflation

319 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

257 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

330 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

430 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,

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