Report | May. 2009

The Unheard Third 2008: 3.1 Million New Yorkers Are Calling For A Change

Jeremy Reiss, Krista Pietrangelo

Summary: The seventh annual survey by the Community Service Society reveals a city in which poverty persists, even among those who are working. Two-thirds of low-income, full-time workers experienced at least one serious hardship such as being unable to pay their rent, going hungry, or forgoing medical care. The survey serves as a call to action to policy makers to enact policies that increase income security, preserve and expand access to health care and affordable housing, and improve education and work opportunities for the city's low-wage workforce.

Issues: Economic Mobility & Security, The Unheard Third

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