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Local Nonprofit Shares Data Linking Structural Inequalities And COVID-19 Pandemic In CNY

Homeowners’ Loan Corporation map of Syracuse, 1937

COVID-19 didn’t so much create new issues for Central New Yorker experiencing poverty, but instead exacerbated existing inequalities. That’s according to a new Community Needs Assessment produced by the local nonprofit PEACE Inc.  The report listed six areas to focus on including nutrition, employment supports, and access.

WAER’s Katie Zilcosky spoke with PEACE’s Todd Goehle and Carolyn Brown about their call for system level changes, sharing data, and the focus areas they identified. 

You can read the full report here.

Katie Zilcosky is WAER’s All Things Considered host and features reporter. She also co-hosts WAER’s public affairs show Syracuse Speaks. As a reporter, she focuses on technology, economy, and identity.