Confronting Concentrated Poverty in Fresno

September 6, 2006

In this presentation to a citywide convening hosted by Fresno Works for Better Health, Alan Berube examines the causes of concentrated poverty in Fresno, the city with the deepest neighborhood poverty nationwide as noted by Census 2000. He highlights strategies from other cities and regions that have the potential to lift the incomes of poor residents and help them access better jobs, better schools, and better housing opportunities.

The metro program hosts and participates in a variety of public forums. To view a complete list of these events, please visit the metro program’s Research and Commentary page which provides copies of major speeches, PowerPoint presentations, event transcripts, and event summaries.