City’s poor often have few affordable options for banking, other financial services
Banking is more expensive for the people who most need it to be affordable, a reality that experts say plays a significant role in preventing many Hoosiers from snapping the cycle of poverty.Read More
The Central Indiana Community Foundation’s new five-year plan focuses on making Indianapolis a more inclusive city, a goal it hopes to achieve partly by training 5,000 community leaders and residents about institutional racism.
CHIP Executive Director Chelsea Haring-Cozzi, Horizon House Planning Manager Melissa Burgess and IBJ reporter Hayleigh Colombo join host Mason King for a discussion about the problem of deaths among the homeless population in Indianapolis.
At least 70 people died in Indianapolis last year who previously experienced homelessness, the highest number ever recorded by the Coalition for Homelessness Intervention and Prevention.
White adults in Indianapolis on average outearn black adults whether both groups were born to poor, middle class or wealthy parents.
Commonwealth Indiana aims to create both economic and social returns for investors.
In Indianapolis’ 10 poorest census tracts, 60 percent of residents had not visited a dentist within 12 months, according to an IBJ analysis of CDC and Census Bureau research. But in the 10 tracts with the lowest poverty rates, just 25 percent hadn’t.
The tension between a desire for investment and an inherent distrust of it is occurring across disadvantaged Indianapolis neighborhoods.
Host Mason King interviews IBJ reporter Hayleigh Colombo about her series “One City, Worlds Apart,” which looks at income inequality and poverty in the city and why everyone should be concerned.
For many Indianapolis residents, the problem isn't finding work. It's landing employment that pays enough to lift them from poverty and provides a financial cushion to absorb daily life's inevitable setbacks.
Census data shows that 35 of the 36 ZIP codes in Indianapolis had higher poverty rates in 2016 than they did 16 years earlier.
Median household incomes have dropped in a full third of Indianapolis ZIP codes since 2000. Inequality is growing across the city.