poverty http://wshu.org en Four more board members leave embattled NEON http://wshu.org/post/four-more-board-members-leave-embattled-neon <p>Four more board members of Norwalk&#39;s embattled anti-poverty agency NEON have resigned this week. &nbsp;Exiting members point to deficits in management and financial reporting.&nbsp;</p> Wed, 02 Oct 2013 22:47:50 +0000 Kaomi Goetz 6122 at http://wshu.org Courts make case for more civil legal aid http://wshu.org/post/courts-make-case-more-civil-legal-aid <p></p><p>New York’s top judge is holding hearings this week on the benefit of providing civil legal services to the poor. &nbsp;A US Supreme Court case guaranteed legal counsel to people accused of crimes, but that same right is not given to people going through civil court. &nbsp;New York courts are trying to change that. &nbsp;</p><p></p> Fri, 20 Sep 2013 02:35:22 +0000 Charles Lane 5456 at http://wshu.org Courts make case for more civil legal aid State of Disparity: Trying to reach the bottom rung of the economic ladder http://wshu.org/post/state-disparity-trying-reach-bottom-rung-economic-ladder <p> As WSHU has been reporting in its <a href="http://www.stateofdisparity.org/" target="_blank">"State of Disparity"</a> series, Connecticut has one of the widest gaps between the wealthy and the poor in the country. A <a href="http://www.stateofdisparity.org/?p=380" target="_blank">report</a> out this week by researchers at Harvard and U.C. Berkeley found the chance that someone in the bottom fifth of the economic ladder in Connecticut could rise to the top fifth is about 8%. For some young low-income people, even the bottom rung of that ladder feels out of reach.</p><p></p><p> Thu, 25 Jul 2013 22:27:15 +0000 Craig LeMoult 2514 at http://wshu.org State of Disparity: Trying to reach the bottom rung of the economic ladder