The Urban-Hardship Index

Study identifies cities where it is hardest to survive with a low income.
September 7, 2004, 8am PDT | Abhijeet Chavan | @legalaidtech
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"New study shows that Santa Ana, in economically booming Orange County, scores worst for individuals living in poverty. Strongly impacted by both immigration and a booming economy and real estate market, Santa Ana is the most intense example of the working poverty phenomenon. Despite an abundance of jobs, families find that high rents require the subleasing of bedrooms and working two--or even three--jobs to get by.

The study, by the Rockefeller Institute of Government, suggests that jobs are not enough to reduce poverty where housing costs are high."

Thanks to Chris Morgan

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Published on Sunday, September 5, 2004 in The Los Angeles Times
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