10 Shocking Facts about Poverty in America

Around 60,000 people in America do not have electricity in their homes – not because it’s been shut off or because they’ve chosen to live off-grid, but because they don’t have access to utilities. They’ve never been connected to the power grid. Isn’t that insane?!

I’m Nicole from Low Income Relief, where we help millions of people save money and get free stuff. Over the years, I’ve had literally thousands of people tell me that poverty in America isn’t real, it doesn’t exist, doesn’t matter, isn’t serious. So today, I want to present 10 shocking and disgusting facts about poverty in America.

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00:00 Intro
00:20 Is American Poverty Real?
00:36 Living without Utilities
00:58 Poverty Line in America
01:14 Deep Poverty in America
01:39 Weird Poverty Math
02:04 People Living in Cars
02:30 Homelessness in America
03:01 Child Poverty
03:46 Living on the Streets
03:59 Homelessness is a Crime
04:44 Why People Don’t Take Poverty Seriously

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Low Income Relief is a free information service that connects low income people across America with benefits, programs and resources in their local communities. Basically, we help millions of people save money and get free stuff every year!

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Around 60,000 people in America do not have electricity in their homes – not because it’s been shut off or because they’ve chosen to live off-grid, but because they don’t have access to utilities. They’ve never been connected to the power grid. Isn’t that insane?!

I’m Nicole from Low Income Relief, where we help millions of people save money and get free stuff. Over the years, I’ve had literally thousands of people tell me that poverty in America isn’t real, it doesn’t exist, doesn’t matter, isn’t serious. So today, I want to present 10 shocking and disgusting facts about poverty in America.

First up, let’s talk about the utility gap. We’ve got 60,000 people in America who don’t have access to electricity. More than 2 million people across the United States lack running water or basic indoor plumbing. That’s more than an inconvenience; that’s a huge safety and sanitation problem that affects a significant amount of people.

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