Vicinitas Hall in the Bronx received credits to build 68 low income
units including supportive housing to serve 41 young people.
However, between 1996 and 2001, the working poor spent on average three years in low income
and 40% of them experienced persistent poverty.
As well, low income
lone mothers shared a number of common characteristics, such as 60 per cent not being in a marital or common law union when their first child was born, 47 per cent having a pre-school aged child, 25 per cent being a student and 28 per cent being a high school drop-out.
Others have advocated a Low Income
Measure (LIM) which calculates poverty as being half the median income of individuals and families.
Statistic's Canada's Low Income
Cut-Off, MBM offers the possibility of a different measure for each region and urban area.
The need for middle income housing has grown by leaps and bounds over the last 10 years, and is now as great, in some ways greater, than the need for low income
For Bill Frey, a 43-year-old graduate of Fordham University, community development and low income
housing has been a life-long mission.
Chemical Banking Corporation has announced the formation of the Chemical Banking Corporation Low Income
Housing Fund, which will provide $lOO million for the development of multifamily affordable housing in areas Chemical serves through out the country.