This section focuses on original and creative practices in combating poverty. Topics include housing, living wage movements, community wealth creation, health insurance, childcare, individual development accounts, literacy programs, legal aid, homelessness, neighborhood development, subsidies, social services, welfare rights, educational and workforce development, and social justice.

Innovations in American Government Awards, January 1, 2011

Poverty remains a persistent problem throughout the nation and has only worsened with the recent economic downturn.