National Poverty in America Awareness Month

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National Poverty in America Awareness Month in USA in 2023
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About National Poverty in America Awareness Month

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Dates of National Poverty in America Awareness Month
2023 USA Sunday, January 1stNational Poverty in America Awareness Month
2022 USA Saturday, January 1stNational Poverty in America Awareness Month
2021 USA Friday, January 1stNational Poverty in America Awareness Month
2020 USA Wednesday, January 1stNational Poverty in America Awareness Month
2019 USA Tuesday, January 1stNational Poverty in America Awareness Month
Summary
January is Poverty Awareness Month, a month-long initiative to raise awareness and call attention to the growth of poverty in America.

January is Poverty Awareness Month. It is a month-long initiative to increase awareness and call attention to the steady growth of poverty in the United States.

So many people are victims of circumstances that have brought them to a world with little to no income and that triggers limited access to resources. Most have formed preconceived notions of the poor as being lazy, mentally ill, disheveled, drug-addicted; however, a day in the shoes of someone living in the clutches of poverty would provide a better understanding of their world. There are millions of working poor who may not be homeless but fall at or below the poverty line and are a crisis away from being without a home and basic necessities.

All of us want a better quality of life but sometimes life simply gets in the way. Family breakups, loss of jobs, natural disasters, illnesses, and addiction are just a few of the circumstances that will render anyone to hopelessly spiraling into poverty. So, this month take some time out to get a better understanding of the plight of those who are confronted with poverty each day. 

U.S. Census Bureau Facts

The official poverty rate in 2020 was 11.4 percent, up 1.0 percentage point from 10.5 percent in 2019. This is the first increase in poverty after five consecutive annual declines.

In 2020, there were 37.2 million people in poverty, approximately 3.3 million more than in 2019.

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