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The Jacksonville City Council plans to hold a public meeting Thursday to discuss access to nutritious food in the New Town neighborhood. 

The meeting comes following reporting from WJCT news partner The Florida Times-Union, which revealed the lengths that residents of the northside neighborhood must go to reach a grocery store. 

Ryan Benk / WJCT News

A lack of employment opportunity, an excess of generational poverty and lack of access to financial institutions  — and the fiscal literacy they provide — makes it difficult for many families to see their way out of hardship.

Jessica Palombo / WJCT News

African-Americans and Latinos are twice as likely as whites to be denied traditional home loans in the Jacksonville area.

That’s the takeaway from a national investigation into unequal mortgage lending by Reveal and Center for Investigative Reporting.

Peter Haden / WJCT

Jacksonville Mayor Alvin Brown met for the first time with his new Community Wealth Building Task Force yesterday.

The 15-member team is looking for ways to boost development in Northwest Jacksonville.