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Self Sufficiency Standard

Evaluating Policy

“The Self-Sufficiency Standard for Ohio gives us real-world data to show exactly what it takes for Ohio families in every county to pay the basic bills.  We hope it will help state and federal policymakers better understand just how off-the-mark the current federal poverty guidelines are and how the Self-Sufficiency Standard should serve as the real bottom line for making policy decisions.”

-Phil Cole, Executive Director of Ohio Association of Community Action Agencies