Poverty changing neighborhoods in Erie County
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Monday, August 15, 2016
The poverty rate for families in the Fruit Belt has fallen by half. That may not be reason to celebrate, because the East Side neighborhood near the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus has also lost one-third of its population, including those priced out of their homes as the growing Medical Campus drives up property values.
At the other extreme, a Lackawanna neighborhood bordering Blasdell recorded the biggest increase in families living in poverty, from about 4 percent to 29 percent between 2006 and 2014.