Community Reports

Struggling to Get By -- The Real Measure of Poverty in California

Struggling to Get By: The Real Cost Measure in California 2015, report released by United Ways of California finds that 3.2 million California households do not earn enough income to pay for  food, rent, health care -- the most basic level of economic security. Not only can't these households save for the future or afford “luxuries”, they are forced to make tradeoffs between necessities such as child care or doctor’s appointments to make ends meet.   Struggling to Get By introduces the Real Cost Measure, a new tool that provides a more realistic picture of poverty than the Federal Poverty Line. The Real Cost Measure creates “basic needs” budgets for households, using actual costs for food, housing, transportation, health care, childcare, and taxes throughout California.

The Homeless Census for Monterey County

The homeless census is a biannual census of the sheltered and unsheltered homeless population in Monterey County. This project is a requirement for Monterey County to receive HUD Continuum of Care funding for homeless service provider2017 Homeless Census for Monterey County.

Health and Well-being in Monterey County

Women and Children in Monterey County

 

Living and Working in Monterey County

This tool measures how much a family needs to earn to make ends meet in their county without public or private assistance.