It's Expensive to be Poor

Poverty is cyclical. If your earnings fall below a certain level, the cost of living can make rising to stable financial footing next to impossible. To break this cycle there needs to be intervention or systems change, and that starts with gaining empathy and understanding into why and how it is expensive to be poor.
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Making Affordable Housing More Efficient

It was an equity issue. Understanding what was going on at these property management companies and seeing how the system of affordable housing was set up revealed a lack of care for the time and energy of low-income people.
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Working Your Way Home

We all want to have a place to call home. A place we feel safe and comfortable. Stable housing is foundational to human dignity and agency within the economy.
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Innovation and Empowerment with Rose Afriyie

On this episode of More Than Profit podcast Rose Afriyie of mRelief talks about innovation around food stamps and living with passion and creativity.
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The Magic of Employee Ownership

On this episode of the More Than Profit podcast, Bryce Butler of Access Ventures talks with Levi Smith. Levi is President of Franklin Building Supply, a company that employs 650 individuals.
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The Dilemma of Social Entrepreneurship

Inspired to be an entrepreneur at an early age, DeLoss founded Hot Chicken Takeover on the idea that work could be about more than just earning a paycheck.
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Bringing Neighborly Love to Affordable Housing

Noelle Marcus started Nesterly because she and her family have witnessed how difficult it can be to access affordable housing.
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It's Expensive to be Poor: Workforce

It is clear that systems in our society, though assumed to be unintentional, favor the higher income individuals over those living paycheck to paycheck. These systems perpetuate the dichotomy between rich and poor and, due to how expensive it is to be poor, constrain income mobility.
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Food Insecurity During A Pandemic

mRelief is a tool that eases the process of applying for and receiving SNAP benefits for those who are eligible. This female-led company has unlocked over $189 million dollars in benefits and has helped over 425,000 families across all 50 states secure food stamps.
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It's Expensive to be Poor: Transportation

As people – no matter where you live, what you do, or who you are – we are constantly moving from one place to another. Whether you walk, bike, drive, or ride, getting from point A to point B is important for the sake of having a job, engaging with your community, accomplishing tasks, and more.
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It's Expensive to be Poor: Housing

Moving into a new living arrangement is costly for any individual. There are normally costs associated with moving, starting a new lease, down payments, etc. For many individuals however, these costs are far more than an inconvenience.
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The Need for Good Jobs

On this episode of the More Than Profit podcast, Bryce Butler of Access Ventures, talks with Betsy Biemann, CEO of Coastal Enterprises Inc., a nationally-known community development financial institution.
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Crushing Medical Debt

On this episode of More Than Profit, Bryce sits down with Jared Walker, Founder and CEO of a Portland-based startup called Dollar For. Dollar For crushes medical debt. Jared is passionate about how a medical crisis shouldn’t have to equal a financial crisis. He started his journey by crowdfunding in Portland to help people pay their medical bills. That was before he learned about Charity Care.
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Next Generation Social Entrepreneurs

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