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Many years ago, Clara bought a home. Since she was very pleased with the home, she decided to buy stock in the company that built it. Over the years, the stock has increased in value many times.

Clara: I have enjoyed my home and I thought if I like my home, other people would like theirs. Because I was a happy homeowner, I purchased shares of stock in this homebuilder. It was a good investment.

While the...

Posted: Monday, October 10, 2016

If you or someone you know has been affected by the Soberanes Fire and need help, here's a quick resource guide (updated 8/22/16) that has the most requested info and numbers.  Information on food assistance, where to replace birth certificates, etc. and much more.  For the general public, the best...

Posted: Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Red Cross provides shelter, feeding support at Soberanes Fire
The American Red Cross is providing shelter and feeding support to people affected by the Soberanes Fire. This fact sheet includes links to CalFire information on the fire and evacuations, information about the shelter that the Red Cross has established in Carmel, information about other support the Red Cross is offering people...

Posted: Tuesday, July 26, 2016

For the sixth year Stuff the Bus, a service of United Way Monterey County, is collecting school supplies to send children who are homeless or near homeless back to school ready to learn!  Stuff the Bus eases the financial burden of struggling families by providing a backpack with all the required supplies. It's more than a backpack, it...

Posted: Thursday, June 30, 2016

Struggling to Get By: The Real Cost Measure, reports one out of every three families in California, over 3.2 million, struggle to meet their basic needs each month. 

Many of these families have earnings above the Federal Poverty Level, which is based primarily on the cost of food and doesn’t take into account regional variations. By using The Real Cost Measure, we are able to...

Posted: Wednesday, June 15, 2016
Struggling to Get By: The Real Cost Measure in California 2015 is a financial stability report that measures the real cost of living in California’s communities.
 
Struggling to Get By introduces the Real Cost Measure, a basic needs budget approach to better understand the challenges facing...
Posted: Friday, April 29, 2016

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