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Public News Service - IN: Poverty

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PORTAGE, Ind. - A Portage woman couldn't be more grateful for the Weatherization Assistance program that helps keep her home cooler in the summer and warmer in the winter. The 2009 Little Calumet River flood destroyed the insulation in the crawl space of Cindy Markley's home. "The insulation that's

INDIANAPOLIS - There's been a surge in the use of kinship care in Indiana; that's the term when relatives or family friends are raising a child, rather than the child's parents. 59,000 children in Indiana are such care, according to the new Annie E. Casey Foundation report called "Stepping Up For

INDIANAPOLIS - Older, low-income Hoosiers living in rural areas who can't afford home repairs may be eligible for some assistance, with programs administered through Indiana's USDA Rural Development Office. Housing Programs Director Paul Neumann says one such program can make grants of up to $7500

SOUTH BEND, Ind. - The Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission is on the road this week, hearing from customers of Indiana Michigan Power about its proposed base rate increase of about 25 percent for residential electric customers. South Bend resident Clara Ross says an increase that great is an unn

INDIANAPOLIS – A report by the national advocacy group Wider Opportunities for Women (WOW), shows about one-half of all unmarried or widowed seniors are struggling to make ends meet – and those in Indiana are no exception. Donna Addkison, WOW president and CEO, says Indiana has the ninth

INDIANAPOLIS - Federal heating assistance for low-income Hoosiers would be exempt from the 7 percent sales tax next season under a bill which passed the state House unanimously and is poised for action in the Senate. Rep. Peggy Welch, D-Bloomington, author of House Bill 1141, says taxing the funds

INDIANAPOLIS - Uncertainty looms over the future of federal funding for the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) - which last year provided 165,000 low-income Hoosiers with about $355 for their winter heating bills. In the meantime, says Dave Menzer, chair of the Coalition to Keep Ind

INDIANAPOLIS - With one in five Hoosier children living in poverty, efforts are under way to better understand and combat the issue. David Sklar, president of Indianapolis' Jewish Community Relations Council, says there's a need for children in poverty to eat better... "We really need to make sure

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