Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Residents of Suburbs Seeking Food Assistance Faster than Cities

The Brookings Institute has issued a report from their MetroMonitor Program that refutes
the notion that big cities have cornered the market on the family and community distress accompanying rising unemployment during this recession. More so than the last recession, suburbs have felt the effects of this downturn alongside primary cities and core urban counties. The trend is fairly consistent across regions, with Western suburbs generally faring the worst. Exurbs have been hit particularly hard by this recession, perhaps owing to their economic reliance on a battered housing market.
For policies to expand food assistance.

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