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Bay Area's five poorest neighborhoods show up in study
Mercury News ^ | 11/3/11 | Matt O'Brien - Contra Costa Times

Posted on 11/03/2011 11:54:55 AM PDT by NormsRevenge

OAKLAND -- The Bay Area has fewer concentrations of extreme poverty than a decade ago, according to a report released Thursday.

That may not console the people living in the Bay Area's five poorest neighborhoods. In five census tracts, four of them in the East Bay, more than 40 percent of residents live below the poverty line, according to the Brookings Institution report.

The neighborhoods are in downtown Berkeley, uptown Oakland, Alameda Point and parts of West Oakland and San Francisco's Hunters Point.

Two are business districts where many homeless congregate; one, the area around Oakland's Frank H. Ogawa Plaza, has been central in the Occupy protests. Others are residential areas with well-kept public housing.

The Uptown Oakland area, which includes some of downtown and the plaza, is a study in contrasts: Despite a glut of new condos meant to attract young professionals, more than 40 percent of residents live below the poverty line -- which for a single person means making less than $11,000 a year.

The good news is that in the Bay Area, at least according to the study, these neighborhoods are a rarity. In general, living in a deeply poor neighborhood means children will have fewer educational opportunities and a greater likelihood of failure. Private investors and employers are also more likely to look elsewhere, limiting local job opportunities for struggling residents.

(Excerpt) Read more at mercurynews.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; Politics/Elections; US: California
KEYWORDS: bayarea; hunterspoint; neighborhoods; oakland; poorest; sanfrancisco
shining examples of Socialism at work, uhh,, rest.

fwiw.. Oakland, Bezerkely and SF lead the way.. Homeless populate downtown areas.. sway numbers.. Jaaa.

maybe they could get paid to protest like many of the others now OCCUPYing public plazas "protesting" .. The loons behind have plenty of dough to blow.

1 posted on 11/03/2011 11:54:57 AM PDT by NormsRevenge
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To: NormsRevenge

The most leftest cities in the country and they are dirt poor. For the left this means more government for those with a brain it means government IS the problem


2 posted on 11/03/2011 12:05:25 PM PDT by Steve Van Doorn (*in my best Eric Cartman voice* 'I love you, guys')
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To: NormsRevenge

Well at least the illegals are taken care of.


3 posted on 11/03/2011 12:07:36 PM PDT by jetson
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To: NormsRevenge

what about East Palo Alto? Did it get gentrified?


4 posted on 11/03/2011 12:08:07 PM PDT by RitchieAprile
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Karl Marx did say both the rich AND the poor must be eliminated by death if need be in order for his system to work. Modern leftest would like to avoid that important point.


5 posted on 11/03/2011 12:09:14 PM PDT by Steve Van Doorn (*in my best Eric Cartman voice* 'I love you, guys')
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Celebrate Jim's Birthday!

Click On The Balloons And Party!

6 posted on 11/03/2011 12:09:35 PM PDT by DJ MacWoW (America! The wolves are here! What will you do?)
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To: RitchieAprile; NormsRevenge
what about East Palo Alto? Did it get gentrified?

Had lunch there a few weeks ago.

Couldn't believe I was eating in EPA.

7 posted on 11/03/2011 12:40:54 PM PDT by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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