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The Self-Sufficiency Standard in the News

We must go beyond awareness to address poverty in York
York Dispatch | January 10, 2024

Twenty-two states just increased their minimum wage. Here’s what to know Washington Examiner | January 1, 2024

Giving Thought: Supporting our neighbors this giving season
The Aspen Times | November 29, 2023

Opinion – Scott M. Estill: And the prices just keep going up
Summit Daily | November 30, 2023

State report says welfare programs help get people jobs but those jobs don’t get them out of poverty
Cardinal News | November 28, 2023

Cash assistance by Women’s Foundation of Colorado part of growing movement
CBS News, Colorado| November 21, 2023

Grocery costs make this Thanksgiving more expensive than ever
Crosscut | November 21, 2023

Hundreds of Lower Merion seniors receive Thanksgiving meals
CBS News, Philadelphia | November 20, 2023

Making ends meet in Denver when wages don’t meet self-sufficiency standard
CBS Colorado | November 7, 2023

Santa Clara County families benefit from guaranteed income, report shows
San Jose Spotlight | October 30, 2023

28% of families in Washington state can’t afford basic needs, UW study finds
KUOW | September 26, 2023

King County could get a $19 per hour minimum wage
KUOW | September 8, 2023

Getting By: How Northern Virginians Respond When There is Less to Go Around
The Community Foundation for Northern Virginia | August 22, 2023

Money Talks
Boulder Weekly | August 3, 2023

Episode 8 – Hidden Populations Part 2: Working & Priced Out
Elevated Denver | August 2, 2023

Why Living Above the Poverty Line Doesn’t Guarantee Food Security
Union of Concerned Scientists | June 26, 2023

Opinion: Work matters, but removing assistance penalties for working also matters
The Colorado Sun | June 10, 2023

Self-sufficiency standard changing how we think about poverty
16 News Now | May 24, 2023

Report: Boulder County families need over $100K to get by
Longmont Leader | May 18, 2023

Making Ends Meet in Boulder County: Self-Sufficiency and Our Community
Yellowscene Magazine | May 5, 2023

More Than Half of Immigrant New Yorkers Can’t Afford Basic Needs, Report Finds
CityLimits 
| April 26, 2023

Half of NYC households can’t meet their basic financial needs, report says
Gothamist 
| April 25, 2023

Half of N.Y.C. Households Can’t Afford to Live Here, Report Finds
The New York Times | April 25, 2023

Half of NYC households face cost of living crisis
BBC | April 25, 2023

Viewpoint: Report focuses on struggling individuals, families in our community
South Bend Tribune | April 19, 2023

Traditional poverty calculation doesn’t capture all of Indiana’s struggling families
Indiana Capital Chronicle | February 14, 2023

Latino and Black poverty rates in Colorado are near historic lows, but economic stability remains elusive
Post Independent | February 19, 2023

Seattle’s Cost of Living Is More Complicated than You Think
Seattle Met 
| January 13, 2023

Report: Health Care In Connecticut Is Unaffordable For Hundreds of Thousands
CT News Junkie | June 24, 2021

Childcare is replacing housing as the top reason California is unaffordable
Fast Company | May 17, 2021 

MAKING ENDS MEET: Housing tops expenses for professionals just getting started
The Sheridan Press | May 14, 2021 

San Jose mayor, housing advocates talk post-pandemic housing
San Jose Spotlight | May 12, 2021

As cities test guaranteed income, Dems push Biden on recurring payments
Local 21 News | April 1, 2021

Upcoming Webinar on the Self-Sufficiency Standard in Western Colorado
Montrose Press | March 25, 2021 

Marin Community Foundation’s Universal Basic Income program will use the Self-Sufficiency Standard for California to set income eligibility
The Mercury News | March 25, 2021

The Self-Sufficiency Standard highlights that the minimum-wage is too low in Wyoming
Wyofile | March 12, 2021

The financial hurdles of a Colorado family navigating the pandemic, how the Self-Sufficiency Standard illustrates real cost of living
Aspen Daily News | March 9, 2021

Multnomah County’s Preschool for All program will use the Self-Sufficiency Standard for Oregon to prioritize access to free high-quality preschool for 3 and 4 year olds
Multnomah County | March 4, 2021

Wyoming Women’s Foundation uses the Self-Sufficiency Standard to advocate for expanded Medicaid bills in the Wyoming Legislature
Casper Star Tribune | March 4, 2021

The Self-Sufficiency Standard for Connecticut is used to demonstrate the impact of minimum wage increases on benefits cliffs for working families 
Connecticut Voices for Children | February 2021

Coronavirus Homelessness Has Already Hit Colorado. She Was One Of The First
CPR News | July 13, 2020

Cost Of Living Denies Many in Chesco Self-Sufficiency: Report
Patch | August 3, 2020

Congress Must Extend COVID Unemployment Coverage
Colorado Politics | August 11, 2020

Tucson Workers, Families Hurt Financially by Pandemic can Soon Apply for Grants
Tucson.com | August 13, 2020

City of Tucson Provides $3 Million in Grants to Local Workers and Families
Tuscon Weekly |
August 13, 2020

Guilford Wages Fall Short, Study Says, and Many Families are Close to ‘Devastation’
News & Record | August 18, 2020

North Carolina Families Struggling To Make Ends Meet Even Before Covid-19 Hit
The Ritz Herald | August 20, 2020

Flaws in CT’s Healthcare System Must be Identified to be Corrected
The CT Mirror | August 20, 2020

Child care adds complications for families struggling through pandemic
CBS17 |
August 20, 2020

A Chester County working mom’s perspective on school in pandemic era
Daily Local News | August 24, 2020

COVID-19 employment interruptions create cascade of unmet expenses
Jackson Hole News & Guide | September 16, 2020

YWCA Receives $25,000 Grant to Continue Providing Tuition Assistance
SweetWaterNow |
September 21, 2020

Study: All Washington counties see cost-of-living increase over past three years
KREM2 | October 15, 2020

WA Office of Financial Management reports 63% growth of median household income between 2000 and 2019
KHQ Q6 | October 19, 2020

How poverty hurts Washington state’s democracy
Crosscut | October 21, 2020

Self-sufficiency demands higher wages, according to new research
The Daily | October 30, 2020

Making ends meet: How Summit County’s hourly wage workers patch together a tight budget
Summit Daily | November 15, 2020

How Summit County’s hourly wage workers patch together a tight budget
The Know Outdoors |
November 17, 2020

Another round of relief could be on the way – here’s what an average NC resident could get with $600
WRAL.com |
December 22, 2020

Talk of rising inflation is dominating the news cycles, but what is inflation, what does it mean for families struggling to make ends meet, and how does it compare to the increase in cost of basic needs observed in the Self-Sufficiency Standard?
Congress is continuing the negotiations of the Biden-Harris administration’s Build Back Better agenda, including the American Families Plan provisions to dramatically lower the cost of child care for families across the country.

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