Focus Area: Financial Stability
We envision a community where all individuals have the financial resources needed to live healthy, happy, and productive lives.
Monadnock area community members are financially literate and empowered. MUW measures this by tracking the percentage of the population in the State of New Hampshire and Cheshire County considered low-income (on or below 200% FPL*)
Data not available at the County Level for 2018 and 2019
Monadnock area residents achieve financial stability and well being. MUW measures this by tracking the percentage of the population in the State of New Hampshire and Cheshire County living at or below the poverty level (on or below 100% FPL*).
Poverty is defined as individuals on or below 100% of the federal poverty threshold, based on family income, size, and composition. In 2019, the federal poverty level threshold for a family of four was $25,750.
*FPL (The Federal Poverty Level) is the federal poverty threshold for a family of four as determined by the federal government each year.
Why it matters:
- People and families are considered poor when they lack the economic resources necessary to experience a minimal living standard. The topic of poverty is widely considered a cause for action because poor families often encounter material hardships and reduced well-being and because children who grow up in poor households are less likely to thrive as adults.
Our Impact in 2020
- 290 residents received emergency housing assistance through the Cheshire County Emergency Housing Collaborative.
- 2710 Monadnock Region residents received healthy, fresh food through the food pantries participating in the Monadnock Region Food Pantries Collective.
- 63% of clients across all of food pantries participating in the Monadnock Region Food Pantries Collective accessed more fresh produce for their families and households along with recipes to promote use.