The Mid-South’s struggles with poverty and low incomes make for discouraging headlines about the region’s financial woes regularly. Just two years ago the area was cited as the poorest large metro area in the nation.
The good news is, we’re rebounding, but slowly. There is still a long way to go. Many of our area’s citizens living in poverty might improve personal indicators of quality of life if there were easier connections to available programs and services.
A new, updated website from the Federal Government provides numerous links to webpages and information designed to help people during difficult financial times. The site features help related to unemployment, jobs and training; family support (including child care); housing; health care and insurance; and managing debts and credit.