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March 2, 2014

POVERTY IN NIAGARA: 'Culture of poverty' impacting significant number of residents in the Falls

'Culture of poverty' impacting significant number of residents in Niagara Falls


Niagara Gazette — Back on Ontario Avenue, Brosmer said she hopes the report will motivate people in a position to create change to get together and work on the issue in a united front. While the statistics may be hard for some to swallow, Brosmer hopes the findings will draw more of the level of attention she believes is needed when it comes to dealing with the city’s poor.   

”It’s sad that it’s that way,” Brosmer said. “But it’s also good for people to see that.”

The full community report on the City of Niagara Falls as well as other community reports developed by the Mobile Safety-Net Team and the University at Buffalo’s Regional Institute can be found by visiting

POVERTY IN NIAGARA This is the first in a periodic series focusing on issues related to poverty in the City of Niagara Falls. In the coming weeks, the Niagara Gazette will publish additional stories on the findings of the Community Report prepared by the John R. Oishei Foundation and the University at Buffalo's Regional Institute. • For a detailed map of the report's findings, visit our website,

Contact reporter Justin Sondel at 282-2311, ext. 2257

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