Thursday, March 28, 2019 from 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM CDT
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West Allis City Hall 
7525 W. Greenfield Ave.
West Allis, WI 53214

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Suburbs in Need: A Conversation with Scott Allard 3.28.19 

Did you know that more poor people live in American suburbs than in our cities?

Contrary to long-held stereotypes of suburbs as places of affluence far from the needs and stresses of urban life, Scott W. Allard reveals the truth about 21st century suburbs in Places in Need: The Changing Geography of Poverty. Allard found that suburban poverty has more than doubled in the past 25 years and low-income households in the suburbs resemble their counterparts in the cities more than we ever imagined. That said, suburbs don’t have adequate safety net support to meet the needs of their struggling residents.

Community Advocates Public Policy Institute and the City of West Allis invite you to a lively conversation with Scott W. Allard, author of Places in Need: The Changing Geography of Poverty, on Thursday, March 28, from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. at West Allis City Hall, 7525 W. Greenfield Ave., West Allis.

This free event is open to the public, but registration is required to help us plan for our guests.

Scott W. Allard is a research affiliate of the Institute for Research on Poverty at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, a professor of public policy and governance at the University of Washington, and a nonresident senior fellow at the Brookings Institution’s Metropolitan Policy Program. He is the author of Places in Need: The Changing Geography of Poverty (2017) and Out of Reach: Place, Poverty, and the New American Welfare State (2009).