ERIC Number: ED441938
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
Poverty in the District of Columbia--Then and Now.
De Vita, Carol J.; Manjarrez, Carlos A.; Twombly, Eric C.
This report on poverty in the District of Columbia is designed to serve as a strategic planning tool for the United Planning Organization (UPO), its delegate agencies, affiliate organizations, and the general public as they address the challenges of poverty in the city. The first section highlights the significant demographic changes that have taken place since the enactment of the Economic Opportunity Act in 1964. Using data from the Census and other sources, the report identifies pockets of poverty in the city and notes how these areas have shifted geographically and become more entrenched over time. The second section of the report provides a snapshot of the nonprofit organizations that make the District of Columbia their home and provide community services. This section maps the distribution of nonprofit organizations against areas of poverty and compares nonprofit resources for programs for children, youth and families; community development; community empowerment; and workforce development. The third section of the report highlights the work of five UPO delegate agencies that serve the District's low-income and at-risk residents. The final section of the report provides a framework for better understanding the needs of the District of Columbia and programs for the future. An appendix discusses the research methodology for this report. (Contains 5 tables, 9 figures, and 12 references.) (SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: United Planning Organization, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Urban Inst., Washington, DC.
Identifiers - Location: District of Columbia