4th Annual Poverty in Tucson community forum

May 10, 2018 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am
Habitat for Humanity
3501 N Mountain Ave
Tucson, AZ 85719


“UA students from the 2018 Poverty in Tucson Field Workshop will be presenting their findings on financial security, household nutrition, and the overall wellbeing of low income households in Tucson. Come discuss how we might do better to help meet the needs of Tucson’s most vulnerable community members.

Light refreshments will be served. The event is free and open to the public.”



One response to “4th Annual Poverty in Tucson community forum

  1. Standing room only in a large meeting room at Habitat for Humanity to hear the presentation about Tucson’s poverty, studying 8 Census tracts by 50 students of 350 respondent families. Advisor/professor Brian Mayer spoke first, about this 4th year project. Mayor Jonathan Rothschild said it was good for the students to connect w/ the community and nonprofits present today. He wanted the students to identify needs and to find resources to make a difference. Then Ward 3 Councilman Paul Durham said that poverty was a “serious problem” in his ward, that it is hotter in low income neighborhoods without shade. Prof. Mayer gave overview saying that perception of financial stability was overall declining, 17% of Tucson’s children go hungry, there is a large # of overburdened households. Neighbors in East (central) and North said they were living in not good neighborhoods to raise their kids, that renters were less likely to recommend their neighborhood, and that there is a large # of low income people never used any services/resources. Obviously there’s a lot more to be done in Tucson to alleviate poverty.

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