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1). The poverty thresholds for each year are not determined until the following year, in order to accurately account for changes in the price level, and are used for statistical purposes, especially the determination by the Census Bureau of the number of Americans who are poor. 2). 1Federal Poverty Thresholds, Selected YearsHousehold Size19791989199119931994199519961 $3,689 $6,310 $6,932 $7,363 $7,547 $7,763 $8,163 2 3,723 8,076 8,865 9,414 9,661 9,933 9,484 3 5,787 9,885 10,860 11,522 11,821 12,158 12,273 4 7,412 12,674 13,924 14,763 15,141 15,569 16,183 5 8,775 14,990 16,456 17,449 17,900 18,408 19,516 6 9,915 16,921 18,586 19,718 20,235 20,804 22,447 7 12,280 19,162 21,058 22,383 22,923 23,552 25,828 8 --- 21,328 23,582 24,838 25,427 26,237 28,887 9 or more --- 25,480 27,942 29,529 30,300 31,280 34,749 Source: Current Population Reports, Series P-23, No.

If she could just get out and attend one of the organizational meetings as the staff at work encouraged her to do, perhaps her loneliness would subside. Instead, her evenings are filled with reminiscingyears of memories, some good, some bad. Susan had been in her rent-subsidized apartment for six weeks. Before that, she had lived in the Community Shelter for almost three months while she searched for a job. She is in her mid-fifties with a tenth-grade education and limited work experience. She had always wanted an education and Page 4 regretted quitting school so long ago to help her mother at home.

Living on the streets was not an option he was prepared to accept. However, it was still early fall and the homeless shelter was not crowded as it would be when the weather worsened. He had been lucky enough to get into the men's shelter where he had been for three weeks and could probably stay for the winter, while the availability of construction work was limited, before he would have to be prepared to move on. Besides, he didn't know whether the condition of his hand would let him be a carpenter againand whether he could stay off the booze.

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