Savannah’s poverty numbers slow to drop

Savannah’s most recent rate of 24 percent living in poverty is slightly down from the pre-Recession number of 26 percent. But it’s still nearly double the national rate of 12.3 percent and 10 percent higher than the state level of 15 percent, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.“Savannah has intergenerational poverty,” said Step Up Savannah Executive Director Jen Singeisen

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