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Jessica Castro in September moved herself, her daughter and her son, ages 10 and 9, into a one-bedroom apartment, sacrificing elbowroom to save on rent.
“What I need is a three-bedroom,” said Castro, 36, but it wasn’t in her budget. Even two-bedroom units were beyond her means as she worked 40 hours a week plus a second part-time job.
She now frets over how long her kids will tolerate the tight squeeze.
Thousands of renters across Lancaster County can identify with Castro. They’re priced out of decent, right-sized housing and settle for cramped, substandard quarters.
Experts warn that the shortage of affordable units is at the point that working people will leave the county to find a place to live.
Poverty is growing at a faster rate in the suburbs than in the cities, and the Pittsburgh area is ahead of the curve — but not in a good way.
Nationally, about 55 percent of the population living in poverty is outside of cities, but in Allegheny County, 61 percent of people living in poverty are in the suburbs, and the number rises to 79 percent when the Pittsburgh metropolitan statistical area is measured. That area includes Allegheny and its six surrounding counties.
Those numbers come from Elizabeth Kneebone, a fellow at the Brookings Institution in Washington, D.C., and co-author of “Confronting Suburban Poverty in America.”
Ms. Kneebone said suburban poverty has been growing since 2000 and became more significant than urban poverty even before the economic meltdown of 2008 and 2009. The recession exacerbated it.
We have arrived at the Eagles’ bye week, and they have just said hello to first place in the NFC East. Maybe Nostradamus, in the midst of predicting all that war and famine, saw this coming in the 16th century, but the most believable football forecast around here three weeks ago was for an occluded front bringing in another season of gloom and doom, with the arrival of a new quarterback expected in the spring.
Chip Kelly and his players swear they had a different view of the Eagles’ weather map after two straight NFC East home losses last month in which they did not score an offensive touchdown.
“I wasn’t worried, but I knew that was going to be a big test for us,” Kelly said late Sunday afternoon as his team celebrated a 24-16 win over the Washington Redskins. “We knew what we had to do. We had to stick together as a group. The only people that really had confidence in us was us, and rightly so because we weren’t playing very well.”
Forgive the football forecasters if they did not envision Nick Foles’ return from a concussion as a sign that an Eagles resurrection was about to occur. But here they are in first place at their bye week with a meaningful final month in front of them.
A Reading man broke into a city home and stabbed an acquaintance to death Sunday morning, police said.
The suspect remained at large late Sunday.
Also in the home at the time were two women, one of whom witnessed the stabbing, and several children, police said.
Julio A. Ortiz-Lugo, 30, entered the home in the 500 block of Minor Street through a second-floor bathroom window shortly before 7, said Sgt. John M. Solecki of the criminal investigations division.