Archives: poverty

Committee rejects minimum wage hike

Voting along party lines, the Senate Commerce and Labor Committee on Monday killed a bill to raise Virginia’s minimum wage to $8 an hour and then gradually to $10.10 an hour.

Mapping RVA: Where you live makes all the difference

Through August 23, 2014, the Library of Virginia will host Mapping RVA: Where You Live Makes All the Difference, a traveling exhibition focused on charts, maps, housing, economics, inequality, and poverty. The multimedia exhibition of nine maps created by Brian Koziol, director of research and consulting services at Housing Opportunities Made Equal of Virginia, Inc. […]

Thad Williamson: The man driving the city’s anti-poverty initiatives

Why Mayor Jones put his faith in this unique UR professor.

(Failing) the SNAP challenge

The thriving, nationally-celebrated food scene in Richmond shows no sign of slowing down. But for many, sampling a chef’s tasting menu or enjoying organic produce from a neighborhood grocer is a distant reality.

The health impact of concentrated poverty in the East End

A look at the health impacts of living in the poorest section of the East End of Richmond.

Poor, poor, (unpitiful) me

There’s a hurricane a’comin’ and people are in a tizzy. Here’s why I can’t afford to worry and why being poor makes life beautifully simple.