Philadelphia poverty

Philadelphia City Council’s Special Committee on Poverty Reduction and Prevention pitches its social safety net to community members

 11/19/2019 - 17:42
Will Hall, Financial Empowerment Program Manager at Philadelphia's Office of Community Empowerment and Opportunity speaks with community members at City Council's Special Poverty Committee's first neighborhood hearing on Nov. 18 at the Philadelphia Aging Corporation. Photo: Nigel Thompson/AL DÍA News.

The committee’s first of three subcommittee neighborhood hearings discussed everything from prison reform to potential government assistance programs to combat poverty in Philadelphia.