29 November 2007

US Poverty Guidelines, Research, and Measurement

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The Federal Government publishes guidelines indicating what level of income defines poverty in the United States. The Department of Health and Human Services publishes their requirements here.

LIHEAP Clearinghouse has the 2008 numbers published here. This site also includes levels of poverty above the poverty line in a useful chart. LIHEAP is Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program. This is important information as organizations search for appropriate funding sources and information to benefit people in their communities. Have a question? Leave a comment.

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