28 Oct '11, 4pm

From Suburbs to Slums: Age of the New Suburban Poor

From Suburbs to Slums: Age of the New Suburban Poor

One example of the frustration from work and home is seen in America’s suburbs — as the suburbs erode unforeseen consequences are emerging. Police, firefighters, and other municipality workers are now struggling to deal with the “new suburban poor”. Unlike cities, the suburbs have no established social programs to help poor residents. Thus, the suburban police and firefighters have to be taught to handle problems that can come with people living in poverty – this costs money that many suburban towns do not have to spare. Living in the suburbs is increasingly becoming un-affordable for many, who took cheap gas and increasing home values for granted.

Full article: http://gas2.org/2011/10/28/from-suburbs-to-slums-age-of-t...

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