Forty Percent of NYC’s Working Families Don’t Make Enough to Afford Basics, a New Study Shows

Board member Merble Reagon and the Women’s Center for Education and Career Advancement, in collaboration with City Harvest, and The New York Community Trust, has unveiled the 2018 New York City Self-Sufficiency Standard. The Standard measures how much income is needed to meet families’ basic needs at a minimally adequate level, including the essential expenses faced by workers, but without any public or private assistance. Explore what they’ve learned in the interactive Key Findings, Map, and Budget Worksheet.