Assignment: The new faces of poverty: How are you getting by?
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Created September 17, 2011 by
According to a recent new report by the U.S. Census Bureau, one in six Americans are now living in poverty -- more than 46 million people, or roughly 15 percent of all Americans. This is the highest number since the Census Bureau began tracking poverty 52 years ago. In 2010 alone, 2.6 million more American families' incomes fell under the poverty line.
Are you one of the millions of Americans who has lost a job, or had to live with reduced hours and income? What sacrifices have you had to make to get by and keep food on the table? What is the new face of poverty in America? CNN iReport wants to hear your story.
Update: This assignment is now closed. Thank you for sharing your stories. Be sure to read one iReporter's story about how the tough job market forced her to live a lie.