Poverty’s Pinch

Frederick Magazine

Fifty Years after ‘War’ was Declared, the Fight for the Working Poor Continues

Dressed in a black shirt, top and short heels, 27-year-old Jaynelle Hundley squints in the sunshine on a warm September morning in front of the Frederick County Housing Authority office, staring across the street at the Carver Apartments in Frederick. With its small manicured lawns and clean sidewalks, the public housing complex is similar to the nearby Lucase Village, where she has lived for two years. “I’m hoping to get more self-sufficient, but right now this is the best place for me,” she says. “I’m trying to get a better job.”

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Written by Christina L. Lyons, copyright 2015 Frederick Magazine