Nearly 1 Million New York City Households Can't Cover the Basics

The United Way of New York City recently published this video which highlights some of the problems areas our City is seeing with regards to poverty and affordability. According to the video, 42% of New York City households (about 1 million) don't earn enough to cover the basics: food, healthcare, childcare, transportation, taxes and housing. 83% of those households have at least 1 full-time working adult. New York City is increasingly unaffordable for the average working family, and the video prompts you to get involved any way you can to help change that.

For ways you can get involved, check out the United Way of New York City.

Matt Coneybeare

Matt Coneybeare

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Matt enjoys exploring the City's with his partner and son. He is an avid marathon runner, and spends most of his time eating, running, and working on cool stuff.

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