The Rise of Suburban Poverty

The land of the American Dream is becoming the new face of American poverty

Mobile home community
Source: Google Maps

Where Did Suburban Poverty Come From

Suburban road
source: Google Maps

How suburbanites became poorer

The decade from 2000 to 2010 was possibly the worst for the average American since the 1930s. While the Great Recession played a huge part in that, there were other factors that weakened the foundation that the recession pulled out entirely.

How poor people became suburbanites

While the recession had a huge effect on undermining existing suburban residents, there were other long-term trends that played a huge part in pushing poor people from other areas to the suburbs.

A HOPE VI housing project

Why Suburban Poverty is Here to Stay

source: Google Maps



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