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Thursday, May 25, 2017

Community Conversation on Poverty

If you have not heard, there is a group gathering monthly to discuss poverty in St. Lawrence County and all of the related issues.  To date, the group has mostly been educating themselves on some of the issues, but the long-term goal is to develop some action plans to address some of the challenges of poverty in the County.

At a meeting earlier this week, there was some discussion of housing and weatherization issues.  We heard that 31% of the housing in St. Lawrence County is substandard.  And a third of our population has a net worth of less than $15,000, so the resources are not there to address the housing issues.

If you would like to be part of this ongoing conversation, send an e-mail to povertyconversation@gmail.com and ask to be added to the list.