Run this interactive exercise to better understand the underlying facts about the community members which have long been referred to as "Underserving"
Comprehensive data shines a spotlight on the challenges that children, working-age adults, and senior citizens in our community face every day. The findings serve as the foundation of our community's work going forward.
Situational poverty occurs when there is period in time when an individual falls below the poverty line because of a sudden event.
Right now in Greater Cleveland, many people are falling into poverty due to effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.
One flaw of the official poverty measure is that it doesn’t account for government assistance programs that are not income but improve people’s economic situation.
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Working-age adults and poverty
Having a steady full-time job is the best way to avoid financial hardship. But working at a minimum-wage job won't keep most families out of poverty.
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Wage gaps mean tough choices
Working-age adults in our community are making hard choices every day. Many of our neighbors are forced to make the debilitating choices between food or housing for themselves and their families.