2020 Community Needs Assessment

Use this interactive exercise to gain perspective on who deserves poverty relief assistance. This informative exercise asks the simple question…what
Income is a defining factor attributed to economic inequality in America. Data proves that social and economic mobility are harder
Poverty is measured in the United States by comparing a person’s or family’s income to a set poverty threshold or
Why are adults in our community forced to make hard choices? It all comes down to not having enough money.
Families of color will soon make up a majority of the population, but most continue to fall behind whites in
The American housing crisis is merely a direct result of poverty and unequal wealth distribution across the nation. Long before
Increasing and substantial evidence suggests income and health are inextricably linked. Poor health outcomes for millions of Americans are rooted
Where you live has an impact on your health outcomes. In highly segregated black neighborhoods, residents are more likely to
There is a twenty three year difference in life expectancy between two neighborhoods which are less than 2 miles apart.
Poverty is a complex system of barriers that continues to deprive families and individuals’ access to basic human needs such
Black and brown people in Cuyahoga County are more likely to be living in poverty. In Cleveland, black people are
Although Black people make up less than 1/3 of total population in Cuyahoga County, they account for more than half
The Ohio Opportunity Index helps us understand where we need to target resources aimed at improving conditions for Ohioans who
During the Depression, the federal government created the now defunct Home Owners' Loan Corporation (HOLC). The agency drew maps, like
The redlining map still resembles these maps in 2017. Where Black residents are still concentrated today, there are also higher
There is a 23-year difference in life expectancy between two neighborhoods that are less than 2 miles apart: 65.4 years
About 15 million children in the United States live below the poverty threshold. Most of these children have parents who
Understand the composition of the 41,526 families living in poverty in Cuyahoga County.
In Cuyahoga County, children living with only one parent are more likely to live in poverty than children living with
Families in poverty are choosing between food, medical care and other necessities.