Mapping Poverty in Rural America

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Date: Thursday, June 28, 2012
Time: 2:00 – 2:45 PM EST
Registration Form:
Materials: powerpoint presentation


Moises Loza – Executive Director, Housing Assistance Council

Lance George – Director of Research & Information, Housing Assistance Council

More Americans are living in poverty today than at any other time since the Census Bureau began measuring its occurrence. Poverty is particularly acute in urban cities and rural communities, as well as in several distinct regions across the nation.

As a prelude to the 2012 edition of Taking Stock — HAC’s decennial report on social, economic, and housing conditions in rural America — we are releasing our newly updated poverty map. HAC’s map details county-level poverty data from 2010 Census figures, as well as information on historic, regional, and persistent poverty in the United States.

Please join us for a webinar presentation of the HAC poverty map, and a discussion of poverty in rural America on THURSDAY, JUNE 28, 2012 – 2:00pm -2:45pm (EDT).

Register Now! Space is limited so please register early.

For information, contact: Dan Stern, 202-842-8600 or

House Votes to Eliminate American Community Survey


On May 9th, the House of Representatives voted, 232-190, to eliminate all funding for the Census Bureau’s American Community Survey in the 2013 Commerce, Justice, and Science appropriations bill (H.R. 5326).

The American Community Survey (ACS) replaced traditional Census “long-form” data collection starting with the 2010 Census. The ACS is the only source of publicly available data on social, economic, and housing characteristics for all communities in the United States. This annual survey is essential to understanding housing conditions in rural communities, as well as developing appropriate policies and local solutions to address housing inadequacies.

It is expected that the Senate will take up their version of this bill (S. 2323) the week of May 14. It does not include the ACS elimination, so a House-Senate conference will later decide on the fate of the ACS.

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For more information on this issue, contact Lance George at the Housing Assistance Council,, (202) 842-8600.

Posted: May 11, 2012
Links updated May 14, 2012