Alameda Sun: Point Among the Poorest Bay Area Neighborhoods , November 10 ,2011


A report from the nonprofit think tank Brookings Institution has labeled the Alameda Point neighborhood as one of the five poorest in the Bay Area. The report studied centralized income levels in places around the United States.

"The research study was started to track the concentration of poverty levels in the country over the last decade," said Elizabeth Kneebone, a senior research associate at Brookings.

"In the '90s, we saw these poverty levels lower because of the strong economy, but during the last decade with the economy worsening, we wanted to see where the poverty levels are now. We found out we lost ground," she said.