During the 2000s, major metropolitan suburbs became home to the largest and fastest-growing poor population in America. As a result, the federal policies that were created to help people in low-income communities are no longer well matched to this new suburban geography of poverty. In this report the authors analyze which congressional districts are most affected by suburbanizing poverty, creating a stake in a broader agenda to reinvent place-based anti-poverty policy.

Published by: Brookings Institution
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