Poverty Next Door

If we ever needed a reminder that poverty's effects are deep and complex and that helping poor families is no clear thing, this Salon article about one family's experience living next to an extremely poor household in Houston is a good if saddening, illustration: "The poor will always be with us but I'm glad the Smiths are gone. My heart breaks for them, but also for their new neighbors." (Not in my backyard, either)


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