Skip to comments.Making the Safety Net More Visible in Philadelphia (expanding the welfare rolls)
Posted on 08/30/2013 6:02:23 PM PDT by reaganaut1
In North Philadelphia, one of the poorest sections of the city, as many as 65 percent of individuals in some neighborhoods meet the guidelines for the Community Services Block Grant, a federal program that funds local agencies providing services to low-income communities, according to 2010 census data.
But with an array of public and private agencies providing different services in different locations, many poor people here are not getting the assistance available to them that could help them find work or qualify for benefits.
In response, Philadelphia initiated an effort this summer that offers one-stop shopping in local outreach centers to help people get all the assistance they need with food, housing, job training, financial counseling, child care and other services in one place.
The effort, called Shared Prosperity, is a response to the recent growth in the number of poor people, many of whom are not benefiting from the citys current economic recovery, said Eva Gladstein, executive director of the Mayors Office of Community Empowerment and Opportunity, which runs the program.
Weve been bringing our economy back, but we havent paid attention to people with the fewest skills, Ms. Gladstein said.
One-fifth of eligible residents are not receiving food stamps under the federal Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, and about the same number are not getting cash payments available to the working poor under the earned-income tax credit, city officials say.
Clients of the new program include Cola Dockery, 34, who was released from prison in February after serving six months for burglary and armed robbery, and has since been living in a Philadelphia homeless shelter. Through the program, he got Internet access that allowed him to apply for jobs, qualified for food stamps and received mentoring by city staff members.
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The all-Democrat run shitty since the last known Republican mayor Rizzo.
That’s what you get from Democrats. I lived in No. Philly and saw some progress in the 60’s but it then went down the drain and never came back.
Can’t blame the Republicans for this cesspool of failures.
Of course. This is nothing more than a Democrat recruiting campaign.
They register every moocher, bum, deadbeat, and parasite who walks through the door, guaranteed.
The Marxist delusion of a “classless society” where everyone is poor and dependent—
EXCEPT FOR THOSE WHO ARE EXEMPT.
I sure could use a program that could help me.
I don’t want welfare, I just want some tax relief.
I don’t want Obamacare I cannot afford it.
I don’t want food stamps, but I could use gas prices that allow me to drive to the store.
Someday America soon will be comprised entirely of giant cities populated almost entirely by parasites - both government workers and the millions of welfare moochers who keep the politicians in power in return for a life of indiscriminate breeding, doping and sucking the governmet teat.
Of course there will still be protected and isolated enclaves of the wealthy in the cities but they will be like islands in the sea of humanity.
Sort of the way Washington, DC is developing today.
The cities will be surrounded by suburbs and further out, corporate farms. This is where the wage slaves will live and work their entire lives to provide consumables and services for the urban parasites and the wealthy.
As they do today, the very wealthy will occupy the prime real estate, sprinkled here and there in the most desireable locations. They will continue their symbiotic relationship with the government who will protect them and leave them alone in return for financial and political support. The wealthy will have almost no interaction at all with the wage slaves other than minimal contact with servants and suppliers.
We are already almost there - another democrat administration or two and the transition will be completed.
no. philly like kensington ? olney? roxborough? grant ave ?
Shared prosperity . . . economic recovery???? These people are delusional.