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How can Alexandria area decrease poverty? - New effort taps into region's energy, collaboration

Published 06/05/2009, Alexandria Echo Press

Locally, there is a 12 percent poverty rate; a 27 percent free and reduced lunch rate for School District 206; 200-250 families are served by the food shelf each month; Douglas County HRA’s waiting list for low income housing is 468, more than double one year ago; and an unemployment rate approaching 7.6 percent in the Alexandria region.

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