Report: Near Half Of NYC Residents Can’t Afford The Basics

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In New York City, 2.5 million residents that can’t afford the basic necessities such as food, housing, health care, and child care, according to The 2018 Self-Sufficiency Standard for New York City Report by City Harvest and their partners United Way of New York City, the Women’s Center for Education and Career Advancement and the New York Community Trust.

After investigating families income connected with their needs, the researchers found that two in five households, a total of 905,000 in New York City, struggle daily to make their living in the city work.

According to the report, families’ efforts are exacerbated by the reality that housing, health care, and other costs are rising faster than wages in the city.

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  1. The City should tax the other New Yorkers for the amount needed to provide for the ones who cannot afford to live there. If that would reduce the rest to basic survival, so be it. True socialism is when nobody has anything above the very minimum, and everyone is struggling and unhappy.

  2. Well, sky high taxes, business killing policies, and liberal (neo communist) Democrats aren’t usually a harbinger of low cost of living. But not to worry we made social safety nets so if you live in a house that costs less than three quarters of a million dollars you can get food stamps (if you meet all the other requirements too) what? There is no such thing as a house in Brooklyn for less than three quarters of a million dollars? Well if you can afford to live there you must be rich and greedy


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