I-Prairie State Legal Services inomlando ocebile, omude wokubhekana nobunzima ngokukhuthazela. Sibekezelele uguquko nokukhula cishe kwekhulunyaka. Nokho, into eyodwa eyiqiniso namuhla njengoba kwakunjalo eminyakeni ecishe ibe ngu-45 edlule ekusungulweni kwethu—ukuze silwe nobumpofu, kufanele sibe nosizo lwezomthetho.

Ocwaningweni lwango-2017 oluholwa yi-Legal Services Corporation (LSC) kanye ne-NORC eNyuvesi yaseChicago, u-86% wezinkinga zezomthetho zomphakathi ezibikwe abantu baseMelika abahola kancane uthole usizo lwezomthetho olunganele noma alukho nhlobo. Ngaleso sikhathi esifanayo, i-71% yemindeni ehola kancane yaba nenkinga okungenani eyodwa yezomthetho, okuhlanganisa nezinkinga zodlame lwasekhaya, izinzuzo zomakadebona, ukufinyelela kokukhubazeka, izimo zezindlu, nokunakekelwa kwezempilo. Izinga laliphezulu kakhulu kwabanye: amakhaya enabasinde odlameni lwasekhaya noma ekuhlukunyezweni ngokocansi (97%), enabazali/ababheki bezingane ezingaphansi kweminyaka engu-18 (80%), kanye nabantu abakhubazekile (80%).

Ngokuvumelana ne www.welfareinfo.org, oyedwa kwabangu-7.4 abahlala e-Illinois uphila ngobumpofu. Lokho kulingana nezakhamuzi eziyi-1,698,613 kweziyi-12,551,822 ezibika amazinga emali engenayo ngaphansi komugqa wobumpofu ngonyaka odlule. Kubantu abaningi base-Illinois ababhekene nobumpofu, ababhekene nemicimbi ethinta impilo efana nokukhishwa, udlame lwasekhaya, nezinzuzo zomphakathi, ukukhokhela lezi zinsizakalo zezomthetho ngokuvamile akutholakali. Yilapho iPrairie State ingena khona.

Abasebenzi bethu abazinikele kanye namavolontiya asebenza ndawonye ukuze andise ukufinyelela kwezobulungiswa kubantu abampofu. Abameli bethu babheka ukusebenzisa umthetho ngezindlela zokudala futhi baphonsele inselelo uhlelo lwezomthetho nsuku zonke okuvame ukushiya umphakathi wethu usengozini enkulu bengenathemba.

Usizo lwezomthetho lomphakathi lungenye yezindlela zokuzivikela ezingcono kakhulu zokungabi namakhaya, ngakho enye yezinto eziza kuqala kithi ePrairie State njengamanje ihlinzeka ngosizo kubantu ababhekene nokulahlekelwa amakhaya abo.

Kusukela ngo-Okthoba 1, 2021, kuya kuJanuwari 24, 2022, iPrairie State yavala amacala angu-2,049 ahilela ukuxoshwa kanye nezindaba ezihlobene nezindlu eziqashisayo. Kulawa macala, siqede angu-427 ngokumelwa ezingxoxweni, ezinkantolo, noma ekulalelweni kwezikhalazo zokuphatha kwathi u-83% wathola imiphumela evumayo. Amacala angaba ngu-356 ahlanganisa abantu abadala abangu-415 kanye nezingane ezingu-397 ezifundeni ezingu-22 ezahlukene, okuhlanganisa izifunda zethu zasemakhaya.

Abameli bethu kanye nabameli bethu bazi mathupha ukuthi izindlu, noma ukushoda kwazo, kubathinta kanjani bonke abantu—kusukela emfundweni yengane, ukufinyelela ekutholeni ukudla okusha, isidingo sokuphepha nendawo yokuhlala. Ucwaningo lubonisa ukuthi ukuba nommeli lapho ubhekene nokukhishwa endlini kuthuthukisa kakhulu amathuba okuba nomphumela omuhle enkantolo.

Ocwaningweni lwango-2018 oluvela ku-Stout Risius Ross (Stout), inkampani yabeluleki enobuchwepheshe obubandakanya izindaba ezehlukene zenhlalo-mnotho, okuhlanganisa nezindaba noma ezihlobene nokufinyelela kwezobulungiswa kanye nezidingo zabantu abahola kancane, kuphela ama-22% abaqashi. bagweme ukususwa lapho bezama ukuzimela. Kodwa-ke, ngokuphambene, u-95% wabaqashi bagwema ukuxoshwa lapho besizwa ummeli ezinqubweni zokuxoshwa.

Iphrojekthi ye-Buyisela, i-Reinvest, and Renew (R3) iwuhlelo lommeli womphakathi wasePrairie State oluhlanganisa ulwazi namakhono abameli bomphakathi kanye nabameli ukusiza ukuxazulula izinkinga zomthetho ezihlonzwe umphakathi emiphakathini eyayincishwe amathuba phambilini, futhi lokhu ikwenza ngendlela enikeza abaholi bendawo amandla. kanye namaqembu adlulele oguqukweni oluhlala njalo kanye nokulingana kwezinhlanga. I-Prairie State isebenza eduze nezinhlangano ezisekelwe emphakathini, amasonto, namaqembu ukuhlinzeka hhayi nje ngosizo lwezomthetho kanye nemfundo, kodwa ukunikeza amakhono nolwazi lokusekela ushintsho oluhlala njalo.

Emzamweni wokufundisa abameli nezikhulu zenkantolo ngezindaba ezibhekene nabantu abampofu abafuna ukuzimelela enkantolo, Ummeli Wombuso wasePrairie kanye noMdidiyeli Womklamo wakwa-R3 uKira Devin basebenze nabasebenzi ukuhlela, ukuhlanganisa, nokwenza “Ukuzulazula Ezinkantolo. Ukulingisa ngedwa” namajaji nabasebenzi baseWinnebago County.

Ukulingisa kubeke ababambiqhaza endimeni kamama ohola kancane obhekene nokukhishwa endaweni ngenxa yokungakhokhi irenti nokuzama ukuthola izinzuzo zomphakathi, usizo lwezomthetho, usizo lwerenti, kanye nendlela yenqubo yenkantolo. Lolu hlelo lucacisa ngobunzima abamangaleli abangamelwe bathole usizo ngesikhathi bebhekene nezinhlelo ezikhona, imigoqo, kanye nokungalingani. Ukuhlola okuvela kulo mcimbi kubonise ukuthi amajaji nabasebenzi basenkantolo bathole ukulingisa kuyinzuzo futhi kwathuthukisa ulwazi lwabo lwezinhlelo abantu abasebenza ngazo.

“Sithemba ukuthi ukuchema okusobala kanye nokungalingani kwezinhlanga zomcimbi kukhuthaze amajaji nabasebenzi basenkantolo ukuthi bacabange ngezenzo zabo zansuku zonke ukuze benze uhlelo olunobulungiswa,” kusho u-Devin. “Lo mcimbi uqondene ngqo nezakhamizi, ezingabantu abamnyama ngokungafani, abomdabu, kanye nabantu bebala elimhlophe, nababhekana nokuchema okusobala nokusobala ohlelweni lwezobulungiswa futhi abavame ukungabameli ezinkantolo njengoba abameli bengaqinisekisiwe emacaleni amademeshe. Ngokufundisa izisebenzi zasenkantolo namajaji ngezimo zempilo zangempela amaqembu angameleleki abhekana nazo kanye nokuthuthukisa ulwazi lwezakhamuzi zakwa-R3, sithuthukisa ukwethenjwa kwezomthetho.”

Nakuba sibhekene nezinselele ezinkulu, senza umthelela obonakalayo ezimpilweni zamakhasimende ethu ngokubonakala nsuku zonke futhi sithole izixazululo ezinobuhlakani ezinkingeni zamakhasimende ethu, futhi ngezinye izikhathi sishintsha amasistimu angaphelele kule nqubo. Njengoba izinga lobumpofu likhula kuyo yonke indawo yethu yesevisi, silwa kakhulu kunangaphambili ukuze siphishekele ubulungisa futhi sibuyisele ithemba kumakhasimende ethu.

Ukuze Ubhekisise Kakhudlwana Izilinganiso Zobumpofu by County e-Illinois, vakashela:

https://www.welfareinfo.org/poverty-rate/illinois/compare-counties-interactive