Stuggling to Get By -- The Real Measure of Poverty in California
Struggling to Get By: The Real Cost Measure in California 2015, report released by United Ways of California finds that 3.2 million California households do not earn enough income to pay for food, rent, health care -- the most basic level of economic security. Not only can't these households save for the future or afford “luxuries”, they are forced to make tradeoffs between necessities such as child care or doctor’s appointments to make ends meet. Struggling to Get By introduces the Real Cost Measure, a new tool that provides a more realistic picture of poverty than the Federal Poverty Line. The Real Cost Measure creates “basic needs” budgets for households, using actual costs for food, housing, transportation, health care, childcare, and taxes throughout California.
- Stuggling to Get By Report by United Ways of California
- Stuggling to Get By Executive Summary
- Struggling to Get By Interactive Public Data Tool
The Homeless Census for Monterey County
The homeless census is a biannual census of the sheltered and unsheltered homeless population in Monterey County. This project is a requirement for Monterey County to receive HUD Continuum of Care funding for homeless service providers.
Health and Well-being in Monterey County
Women and Children in Monterey County
First Glance: Quality of Life of Women and Girls in Monterey County 2003
Living and Working in Monterey County
This tool measures how much a family needs to earn to make ends meet in their county without public or private assistance.