Run this interactive exercise to better understand the underlying facts about the community members which have long been referred to as "Underserving"
Comprehensive data shines a spotlight on the challenges that children, working-age adults, and senior citizens in our community face every day. The findings serve as the foundation of our community's work going forward.
Situational poverty occurs when there is period in time when an individual falls below the poverty line because of a sudden event.
Right now in Greater Cleveland, many people are falling into poverty due to effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.
One flaw of the official poverty measure is that it doesn’t account for government assistance programs that are not income but improve people’s economic situation.
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Helping individuals file taxes so they can receive the Earned Income Tax Credit
Cuyahoga County taxpayers received more than $308 million from EITC for tax year 2017. Nearly 1-in-5 Cuyahoga County tax returns claimed EITC, totaling more than 120,000 returns.
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Parity in wages
Moving toward parity in wages could mean an additional $6.3 billion in additional, taxable income each year for non-white workers in Northeast Ohio.