The Census Isn’t Releasing Local Poverty Data Today. Here’s Why That Matters.

Our social safety net relies heavily on statistics. Number of kids returning to school this year: 48.1 million, all receiving free meals. Number of people housed with the help of federal rental assistance: 10.4 million, 23 percent of whom are disabled. Number of workers who lost their unemployment benefits on Labor Day: more than 8 Read more…