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Utilizing research to bring solutions that address poverty.

Placer County has the 9th highest median household income out of all the counties in California.1 Yet there are still people and families in our county that are experiencing the effects of poverty. Policy Lab is seeking to better understand, and therefore bring solutions, to those in need.

One example is regarding food insecurity, or hunger. In 2018 there were reportedly over 59,000 food insecure people in our area.2 In California, we have an abundance of resources. We believe there shouldn’t be a single person who is food insecure.

We are using scientific analytics, real world case study research, and collaboration with lobbyists, government officials, and nonprofit organizations in order to create impact.

We seek to research and impact the following areas…

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Hunger

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Affordable Housing

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Education

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Poverty

1 – According to the U.S. Census Bureau. American Community Survey, 2010-2014 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates, Table B19013.
2 – https://map.feedingamerica.org/county/2018/overall/california/organization/placer-food-bank