Press Release

Failure by Congress to protect proven anti-poverty policies enacted during pandemic spurs hardship for Rhode Islanders

Last updated: October 20, 2023

Nationally, the overall poverty rate and child poverty rate rose by the largest amount on record in more than 50 years, according to new US Census data released this week. The data also reveal that too many Rhode Islanders — over 113,000, or 10.8% — live in poverty.

Back to all news