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What's the Federal Poverty Level for 2012?

OCPP has updated its chart HUD Median Income Limits for Oregon Compared to Poverty Income.

Poverty in recent years
Source: Oregon Center for Public Policy

(SILVERTON, OR) - The federal government has released the 2012 Federal Poverty Income Guidelines, better known as the "federal poverty level." Oregon uses the guidelines to determine eligibility for some public assistance programs, such as the Oregon Health Plan. See the new guidelines at OCPP's page What Is Poverty?

How far below is the federal poverty level from where the typical Oregonian stands?

OCPP has updated its chart HUD Median Income Limits for Oregon Compared to Poverty Income. It compares the 2012 poverty level to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development's (HUD) 2012 family income limits.

HUD income limits, which are calculated for metropolitan areas and counties in Oregon as well as the state as a whole, establish eligibility for a variety of housing programs. The table thus shows the maximum income that families of various sizes can have and still qualify for various housing programs. It also shows how far below this level officially poor families are.

Source: Oregon Center for Public Policy

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