Fernandez announces $100K in funding to support anti-poverty initiatives

As the third-most densely populated county in the United States, the Bronx is also home to a 30% poverty rate. In fact, it also one of the poorest counties in the country.

With the pandemic hurting families financially this past year, people are now struggling more than ever. Sensing this, one lawmaker stepped up to the plate. On June 16, Assemblywoman Nathalia Fernandez, a Democrat, announced the allocation of New York state funding to Children’s Aid to support work being done in the Bronx to help low-income families combat poverty.

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