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Housing costs drive up California’s poverty rate

According to current U.S. Census data, California is the poorest state in the nation. Taking into account the costs of living and federal aid that can help families find affordable housing, California is more impoverished than Louisiana, Mississippi or Georgia.

Food deserts, the impact on Rural America

Do you know what a food desert is? Simply stated, it means that it is difficult to get to a local grocery store stocked with fresh fruits and vegetables and all the other typical food items you would expect to find.