Poverty in Buffalo NY

An In-Depth Look at the Poverty Issue in Buffalo, New York

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The United States of America is such a unique country; filled with diverse cultures and atmospheres that are constructed to fit certain groups of people. When it comes to living in Western, New York, there seems to be a constant change in scenery from urban, to suburban and even rural. This also happens to be the case for Buffalo, New York, which seems to encompass all three of these settings. When exploring the city of Buffalo, one may come across the various, surrounding suburbs, or possibly even some of the farms that are located even farther outside of those areas.

Buffalo, New York is one of the most well known, and flourishing cities in Western, New York. Between housing both an NHL and NFL team, bordering Canada and manufacturing a large number of American products, it comes as no surprise that this city has gained a great deal of recognition from the rest of the country. However, many Americans are very unaware of the large poverty rate that currently exists in Buffalo New, York, which has made an impact on the citys education system, economy and even reputation.

Buffalo NY Poverty

As time has gone on, Buffalo, New York, has actually been named one of the poorest cities in the entire United States, due to their declining financial situation. With that being said, it does not come as a shock that there is also a very large poverty rate that exists in certain Buffalo neighborhoods. Many citizens of Buffalo have been subjected to poverty due to the lack of jobs in the area or because they are not getting the proper aid they deserve. In some regions, conditions have even become very unpleasant in terms of Buffalos infrastructure; old buildings have become poor and decrepit, due to the lack of financial aid given to those areas. Yet, Buffalo has many low-income residents, who have chosen to live in some of the many run down urban areas.

When it comes down to it, it is evident that the City of Buffalo has allowed enough time to go on, while more and more communities and neighborhoods have been subjected to these poor conditions.

According to the Webters Dictionary, the definition of poverty is the state of being extremely poor or the state of being inferior in quality or insufficient in amount.

How Can We Help

The hope of this website is to expose you, as a reader, what the issue of poverty is currently doing to the city of Buffalo, and the attempts that are currently going on, to try to put an end to it. Although "fixing poverty" is a lot easier said than done, there are so many organizations and associations that are located in Buffalo and Upstate, New York, that are constantly working to help and assist those who are suffering and are in need. If you are looking for a place to start helping, this website is a great place to begin.

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