Poor Families Moving to Urban Areas
(BLACKFOOT, ID) – More and more low income families are moving to urban areas for more employment opportunities. Economist Dan Cravens tells Local News 8 that the increased demand for affordable housing is driving up the cost of living for both renters and homeowners. Officials say the number of poverty-stricken families in Bonneville and Bingham counties went up 10 percent from 2000 to 2010. Bannock County saw a 20 percent increase over the same period.