Delmarva Today 12-18-2020 Part Two

Dec 18, 2020

My guest for Friday's Delmarva Today is Lance George. Lance is the research director for The Housing Assistance Council, a national nonprofit housing and rural development  organization in DC. We're talking about rural poverty and why it has remained about three percent above urban poverty since the 1970s. George  will discuss the characteristics of rural poverty and how it differs from urban  poverty. He will  also talk about the problems  of resource distribution in rural areas, as well as problems associated with distributing the Coronavirus vaccine. An interesting question, for example, is why rural Allegany and Garrett counties are being excluded from the distribution of the first batch  of  Covid vaccine even though the pandemic is spiking there. (This is according to an  article in The Sunday Capital. December 13, 2020.)