Poverty continues to be an issue in the Northeast Kingdom. Joe Patrissi, executive director for NEKCA, says an individual needs to earn $13.10 an hour to afford a two-bedroom apartment. In this photo taken last year, Patrissi looks over the empty space at the food shelf. (File photo, Christopher Roy)
Poverty and homelessness continue to be an issue throughout the state, especially here in the Northeast Kingdom where the unemployment rate has traditionally been the highest in Vermont.
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