Housing Subsidies Lift 2.9 Million Out of Poverty

The U.S. Census Bureau released two annual reports on income and poverty on September 12. Income and Poverty in the United State: 2017 shows that median household income was $61,400, a 1.8% increase from 2016. The poverty rate was 12.3% in 2017, down from 12.7% in 2016. The Supplemental Poverty Measure: 2017 shows that housing subsidies lifted 2.9 million people out of poverty.

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