Christian Hoffman

Community Missions of Niagara Frontier

Strategies for easing poverty in Niagara County are being discussed at a day-long conference at Niagara University.

More than 200 people were expected to attend the sixth annual Niagara County Poverty Conference today, which would be the largest turnout to date. This year’s theme is “Compassionate Communities: Where Do I Fit In?”

Christian Hoffman, director of communication at Community Missions of Niagara Frontier, has been involved in planning the event. Hoffman said the poverty rate in Niagara Falls is about 28 percent, while Niagara County’s rate is 18 to 20 percent.

A conference that aims to reduce poverty in Niagara and Erie counties began Friday morning.

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