Calls to Action

Poverty is a community issue and we need to act as a community. We encourage you to engage in addressing poverty where you are.

Calls to Action

Invest in Rural Resiliency – Address Poverty

Rural Poverty is different from urban poverty. People who live in rural communities have the same basic needs as their urban counterparts, yet in many cases, services do not exist in their communities and access to the existing services is often limited by transportation. Investing in rural communities is a wise investment in rural resiliency.

Please read our report and add your name to our rural movement to end poverty. Read and download the report here.

Highlights from the report include recommendations, such as:

  • Raise social assistance rates
  • Subsidize housing and housing repair
  • Increase subsidies for utilities (electric, heat, water)
  • Fund rural transportation
  • Fund community agencies to improve services to rural people – including food security, mental health and addiction treatment services
  • Engage rural communities in developing vibrant, healthy and sustainable communities that meet the needs of local residents – as well as seasonal residents and visitors

We ask that you endorse this report and invest in our rural communities. Endorsements can be forwarded to the Poverty Roundtable HPE or to Put Food in the Budget.

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