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Social Assistance Research Press Conference

What: Social Assistance Research Press Conference

Where: Greater Burlington Partnership, RiverPark Place, 610 N. 4th St., Suite 200, Burlington, IA

When: Tuesday, May 28 at 3:30 PM

The Greater Burlington Partnership has been conducting a lengthy study regarding transitional social assistance utilization in Des Moines County within the past decade. With this, the study has revealed a substantial increase in use for a variety of reasons including eligibility increases, philosophy changes, challenging economic times, and an influx of out-of-state applications. Also included is an overall subsidy estimation for all transitional social assistance programs in 2012. An embargoed copy of the full report will be released to the media the morning of the 28th. There will be a short presentation explaining the scope and the findings of the research. Partnership representatives will field questions at the press conference. For questions regarding what will take place at the press conference, call 319-752-6365.

The comprehensive report is as follows:

Social Assistance Research Report

Social Assistance Research Executive Summary