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Since people with Level 1 or 2 literacy skills are likely to be excluded from all but minimum wage work, more than half a million Greater Clevelanders lack the skills to obtain jobs that provide a decent standard of living. Source: The Literacy Cooperativ


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More than half a million Greater Clevelanders lack the skills to obtain jobs that provide a decent standard of living. Source: The Literacy Cooperative


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Cuyahoga County’s unbanked percentage is greater than that of the entire state. Source: CCS


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The average full‐time worker without a bank account can spend $40,000 over the course of his or her lifetime just to cash paychecks. Source: CCS


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There were over 11,000 evictions in the Cleveland Housing Court and a percentage of those fall into homelessness every year, 2017. Source: Northeast Ohio Coalition for the Homeless.


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As a general rule, any household spending more than 30% of its income on housing is considered cost burdened. The number of households considered housing cost burdened in Cuyahoga County increased by 23.6% between 2000 and 2010. By 2010 45.6% of all rental households were cost burdened. In Cuyahoga County, 43.7% of low income renter households are “housing insecure.” Source: Cuyahoga County Planning Commission, Cuyahoga Countywide Housing Study


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1 in 5 African Americans adults and 1 in 4 Latino/Hispanic adults did not visit a doctor due to costs. Source: The Steep Climb to Economic Opportunity for Vulnerable Families, 2016 Assets and Opportunity Scorecard.


YWCA Greater Cleveland

$70,668

A Place 4 Me, Financial Literacy

Opportunity Passport is a financial literacy program that provides young people who have been in the foster care system with financial literacy training, a seeded bank account and the ability to match their savings to purchase assets. Young people work with trusted adults in our community to build savings and match their savings for pre-approved purchases such as cars, books for school and initial housing-related costs to help achieve their goals.


University Settlement

$31,566

Financial Stability Program

Assists older adults in Broadway Slavic Village to address the financial barriers they face in order to meet their day-to-day needs and establish a matched saving plan for asset acquisition that can support their journey towards financial stability.