The purpose of the project was to learn from low-income DC residents about the challenges they face and the barriers that prevent them from overcoming poverty. The name of this effort, the “Community Listening Project,” says it all. Listen we did: to the 590 individuals who agreed to take our survey and to the 130 people who participated in focus groups. Furthermore, more than 80 low-income community members played a role in the creation, revision, or administration of the survey. We listened to each of these people, and this report documents what we heard.
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