INCOME

Income

United Way works to make sure families have the adequate income and assets to independently meet their families’ needs.

As many as one-third of working Americans do not earn enough money to meet their basic needs. Wages have not kept pace with the rising cost of housing, healthcare, and education and currently, 40 million Americans are working in low-paying jobs without basic health and retirement benefits. For families walking a financial tightrope, unable to save for college, a home, or retirement, United Way is here to help.

Goal: Families have adequate income and assets to independently meet their families’ needs
Measurement Tool: U.S. Census Bureau’s Small Area Income and Poverty Estimates
Population Indicator: Increase the median household income

PRIORITIES

  1. Decrease barriers to employment and higher education.
  2. Increase ability to manage personal finances effectively.
  3. Help people in crisis become self-sufficient.

STRATEGIES

  • Support individuals and families in establishing budgeting and banking skills
  • Increase access to and coordination between self-sufficiency services and individuals/families
  • Connect families and individuals in crisis to housing, food, healthcare and education
  • Increase employability of individuals through education of regional skills required for the regional employment opportunities
  • Support micro-enterprise training and creation

How You Can Help

To reach our goal, we need your help. Change does not happen because of the actions of one organization or one program. Change happens wen we work toward Collective Impact. Collective Impact is working together while focusing on specific goals, measurements, and outcomes to create real and lasting change. Volunteer to help.