Time: September 21, 2011 from 12pm to 2pm
Location: Owen Brown Interfaith Center
Street: 7246 Cradlerock Way, Columbia, MD 21045.
City/Town: Columbia, MD 21045
Event Type: acs, september, general, meeting
Organized By: Association of Community Services
Latest Activity: Sep 14, 2011
Association of Community Services Releases Making Ends Meet in Howard County September 21
Study Reveals Low Wage Workers at Financial Risk as Incomes Rise.
Making Ends Meet in Howard County, the first comprehensive look at Howard County’s low wage workers, will be released September 21 by the Association of Community Services at its September 21 General Meeting.The meeting is free.
Making Ends Meet uncovers a strong correlation between public assistance and self-sufficiency—the ability of low-income households to feed, clothe and house themselves, get medical care, pay taxes, and travel to work. Findings highlight financial risks Howard County families face as they move from dependence on public benefits to self sufficiency while working in jobs that pay too little to meet the County's high cost of living. The report was prepared by researchers from Johns Hopkins University’s Institute for Policy Studies for the Policy Analysis Center on behalf of ACS. ##