The latest Missouri Poverty Facts
2015 Small Area Income & Poverty Estimates for Missouri Released! In late December, the US Census Bureau released their annual Small Area Income and Poverty Estimate for Missouri. This report, called SAIPE, gives estimates for the poverty rates down to county levels in the state. For information regarding poverty rates in your county, review the attached map. Additionally, download the comprehensive Poverty in Missouri Report here.
Poverty At a Glance
5 key elements of poverty
Housing & Energy
Safe & Affordable Housing = Healthy Families
Recently, the National Low Income Housing Coalition released a report called "Healthy Homes," which found that substandard housing contributes significantly to the health issues faced by many low income children. Studies show that children who have secure, affordable housing are far more likely to stay in school and succeed socially, and their parents are far more likely to keep a job and maintain a family income.
family & economic security
Although over 930,000 Missourians are below the federal poverty line... only 77, 551 adults and children receive Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF).