Majority of Buffalo's Poor Live in Suburbs

Buffalo reporters Maki Becker and Jay Rey look at a Brookings Institution report that reveals the majority of locals living below the poverty line live in the Erie and Niagara county suburbs.

Becker and Ray point to the loss of high-paying manufacturing jobs and the economic slump as the main causes for the increase in suburban poverty:

"The shift of poverty to the suburbs also is a reflection of the general trend of people leaving cities, experts said."

"But while suburban living may provide the poor with access to safer neighborhoods, better schools and proximity to a job, it also puts them farther from social services, nonprofits and philanthropies that are experts in helping the poor."

Full Story: Suburban plight for poor

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