This week, Robin Hood and Columbia University’s Population Research Center announced the release of the Fall 2014 Poverty Tracker, the second in a series of reports designed to provide a more dynamic picture of how people cope with poverty and hardship in New York City.
- 39% of New Yorkers who need help getting medical attention, paying food and utility bills, or finding gainful employment don’t seek assistance; accordingly, their serious problems remain unresolved.
- Only about half of households who do seek help for the above problems get sufficient help needed to resolve their pressing problems.
- Households in dire circumstances–those in poverty, suffering from severe material hardship or severe health challenges–rarely get enough external support to overcome their significant material deprivations.
Read the full reports here.
See the tracker tool in action here.